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Young scholar hopes to power changes in auto industry

2013-12-13T00:00:00Z Young scholar hopes to power changes in auto industryKimberly Cheek-Stanley Times Corespondent
December 13, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Thornton Fractional South High School senior Kevin Dolinar is determined to make a difference in the automotive world upon entering the workforce.

The Lansing resident plans to complete the electrical engineering program at the University of Illinois and work toward creating vehicles that use more powerful electric motors.

“I want to be an electrical engineer in the automotive field because it upsets me that we live in a society with so much technology, but the majority of our cars still run on almost ancient internal combustion engines,” Dolinar said.

“I decided on this major because I like math and I want to have an impact on the world by improving the lives of everyday people.”

The son of Joseph and Kathleen Dolinar, the young scholar maintains a 3.9 grade point average at TF South and excels in calculus and physics classes.

A member of the band and the tennis team, he participates in the Scholastic Bowl and Mathletes programs. In addition, he is a member of the Cultural Exploration Club and National Honor Society, and has earned his Eagle Scout ranking.

Dolinar was recognized as a November Student of the Month by the Lansing Rotary Club for his merit and leadership skills. “It felt good,” Dolinar said. “I felt proud.”

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