Erein Ruiz, 8th grader at DEO MS, was selected as the winner of the NMEF's
Divergent Day Contest. The contest offered students a chance to create unique stories or art based on the book,
Divergent. Erein's drawing captured the essence of the story and incorporated all 5 factions' logo. His favorite part of
the story is where the main characters begin to see each other in a different light. He notes, “...this part basically shows how these characters
begin to truly interact with each other and how much passion was written in this part of the book.” Erein has been passionate about the Arts
since he was a kid. His talents have been recognized several times, most recently as a Young Artist by the Office of the Bergen Executive for
Women's Equality. He is highly active in school events and clubs as well as numerous ministries. The NMEF wishes Erein great success in all
future endeavors. Congratulations!