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Mariah Rivera
My name is Mariah Rivera. I am 14 years old and a proud freshman at nex+Gen academy. It was not my initial plan to to this high school but I am now very happy with my choice. I haven’t ever really had a set hobby but I was in cheer for one school year. In my middle school, we did have a competitive cheer program but in eighth grade we got a new coach and I had a knee accident. The years 2017-2018 were not the best with a very close family member's death and having my knee being broken by a fellow student. I was just always sad and hurt and never wanted to talk to people again. But, I am now back and better! I have always had a special place in my heart for photography. I do have a Canon EOS Rebel T61 camera but I can never put good use to it. I have one sister, one stepbrother in college, and a perfect nephew named Blake that just turned one! I have lived in Albuquerque and Alamogordo, NM, my whole life. As much anxiety as traveling gives me, I still love to travel and want to travel my whole life. I have struggled with severe sickness as a child and now, pretty bad anxiety at times. But, with the right people and attitude, I can overcome any silly thing that gets in my way.

Mariah Rivera, Staff Writer, photographer

Oct 03, 2019
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Mariah Rivera