Nominated By Leslie Garza
“I am nominating Mariah because she demonstrates excellent academic achievement, amazing leadership skills, and the ability to be resilient during this past year of Covid-19.”
Hi, my name is Mariah, I go to Horizon Middle School and I am in seventh grade. I believe others would see me as a determined and hardworking person because I proceed to try my hardest and always go the extra mile. When I’m not in the classroom I still try to do my best even if it’s just hanging out with my friends, playing basketball, and even art. My mom has always been good with giving advice but specifically, this piece of advice that has stuck with me, never try to impress others and just be myself. I think the reason why this advice has stuck with me is that I’ve realized that I was putting too much pressure on myself to be “perfect” and now I can focus on me. Although I try to do my best at all times I want to get better at working with others I want to work with people to meet new people and make new friends. Times have been tough on all of us for the past months, but parents could try to listen to what is happening especially because we are having to practically teach ourselves. At the beginning of the year, I wrote things down that I wanted to accomplish but not things that were impossible to achieve. The biggest goal I have/had is to make and maintain good grades for school. Not only did I do this to feel accomplished at the end of it all but I also did this to have something to look back on and be proud of. I have tried to do small things for my community, such as: donating toys, and clothes but in the future, I want to do a lot more. As a career in the future, I want to be an entrepreneur because I want to be my girl boss and not work under a man in our man-dominated society. However, this wouldn’t have been possible if it weren’t for my parents, because they have helped and motivated me to be my best self that I can be and without them, I wouldn’t have most of the opportunities I have today.