Emily won the kindness award for her class at the third quarter exceptional explorer assembly. She is always kind and patient with her classmates. She looks out for others and helps those in need. Other than being kind, Emily, helps out her kindergarten buddy once a week and helps out around the school. She works hard on her academics and knows the importance of a quality education. Outside of school Emily continues her kindness and strong work ethic towards her acting classes. She is a football fanatic, as well as an avid film maker.
Q. Tell us about your recent kindness award!
A. Recently at my elementary school, my classmates all voted for the kindness person in our class, and at our school assembly I was recognized for showing kindness. It was a fantastic experience, and I hope that I set a great example for the younger generation.
Q. What drove your interest in filmmaking? Can you tell us about the types of film you make?
A. Well, I enjoyed making skits and films ever since I was little with my cousin. We made all types of films such as comedy, drama, horror, and commercials. I’ve always loved acting, but I never thought I would make a big career out of it. Today I’m in acting classes, and modeling. I can’t wait to see what else comes my way in the future.
Q. Do you have a favorite football team?
A. My favorite football team would have to be the Arizona Cardinals because of their great teamwork, determination, and because they represent all of Arizona.
Q. Who do you look up to the most?
A. The person I look up to the most is my mom, Leanne. She teaches me to work hard and never give up; she’s the most hard-working person I know. Also, she is independent, which teaches me to always do my best, and be confident. Another thing I get from her is creativity, she’s amazing at drawing and arts and crafts. My mom is the best role model for me, and I’m grateful to have her as my wonderful mom.
Q. Where do you hope to be in ten years?
A. In ten years I see myself portraying roles in acting and modeling. As well as pursuing my career with mixed martial arts. Also, I hope to start a career in singing and dancing. Also, making plenty of time to have a good education and spend time with my family.
Emily Rivas is a sixth grader at Discover U.