Ninth Grade

Mauricio Ortiz
Mauricio Ortiz
Age: 15
Grade: Ninth Grade

1. What do you like most about going to Riverside Prep? I've been here since kindergarten. I love the teachers and everybody at this school, there's really nothing I can argue about.
2. What's your favorite subject and why? It's P.E. and it's always been my favorite subject. It's not because we get to do fun activities, I just love P.E. and I'm one of the best students out there for my teacher, Mr. Levy. My favorite teachers are Ms. Handley, Mr. Levy and my Spanish teacher Ms. Lares.
3. What do you like to do outside of school? Sometimes I play outside with my friends or just video games inside. I play sports with my friends. My favorite video game is Forza Horizon 3 for Xbox.
4. What's the biggest challenge going from middle school to high school? Last year I had a lot of kids telling me I look like a high schooler, which I do because I was held back in first grade or kindergarten. So it's just nice to be in high school now, I feel like I fit in.
5. What do you want to do after you graduate? I don't really know what type of school I want to go to, but for my career I want to be a race car driver. Not for NASCAR, but like a drag racer.
Comment from Ms. Handley: "Mauricio is the definition of a kind heart! He always seeks out ways to help out those around him and show them kindness and respect."

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