VERNON HILLS, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Sente spoke about her experience as a first generation American and what it meant to serve Illinois as a state representative on Monday at Mundelein High School.
“My motivation for public service originated from my parents, who emigrated from eastern Europe. They collectively they taught my sisters and me the values to which I attribute all my success.

Sente told the students at Mundelein how her father served ten years as a political prisoner in Hungary while her mother grew up in a very poor family of ten. Her parents fled communism from eastern Europe and emigrated to America in 1957. Sente shared with her students three lessons that her parents taught her: perseverance, hard work and having a strong belief system.

“Immigrants built this country and immigrant families will continue to flourish,” Sente said. “We just put to use the perseverance, hard work and value systems our parents taught us.


State Rep. Carol Sente (right) answering a question from a Mundelein High School student (left).

Rep Carol SenteRep Carol Sente

(D-Vernon Hills)
59th District

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