Anais Rivera is a senior at Pomona High School who currently holds a 4.316 GPA. Rivera has lettered in academics four years straight, and for two years making All-State. Rivera is part of the B.I.O.N.I.C. (Believe it or not, I care) Club, where members perform random acts of kindness at school helping new students transition by becoming friends with them. Rivera is ranked 13th among 360 students at Pomona. Rivera was in Poms (a cheerleading dance team) all four years at Pomona and was on the Varsity Team where she received an All American Award as team captain. Rivera is also a member of the soccer team, and the track team winning the Coach’s Award for soccer and the Athletic Award for track. Rivera was selected to serve as an Outdoor Lab team member for sixth graders where she taught them archery and environmental issues. Rivera has been accepted to the University of Southern California, Colorado State University, the University of St. Louis in Missouri and the University of San Diego where she plans to attend.
Bless Mí Ultima - Rudolpho A Anaya
Social Studies / History and Geography
Hip Hop/J. Cole
Foreign Advocate in foreign affairs
My older sister (Dulcenea), because growing up she was my best friend my protector and she helped guide me.
I like to dance
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA
Instagram, Solis Rosa
WORDS TO LIVE BY
“Everything happens for a reason” - Anonymous
Rivera has volunteered at Ronald McDonald house, and the Mission to help feed the homeless through the Sprit of Christ Church in Arvada. Rivera is a member of the Confirmation Group where she serves as a youth leader. Rivera is also part of the Chicana Youth Leadership program, where she has talked about seatbelt safety at the Dragonboat Festival in Denver. She has also passed out flyers for voter registration.
WHY IS COMMUNITY INVOLVMENT IMPORTANT?
“Because I think in general community involvement is about collaboration instead of competition and that we should help each other out instead of tear each other down.”
IF I COULD IMPROVE THE WORLD I WOULD…
“I would help people understand one another’s differences and what other peoples’ passions are, helping understand cultures and traditions and why it’s important to them.”