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Senior Spotlight: Andrew Rivera

On July 27th, 2006, Nicole Sandoval welcomed her son Andrew Ivan Rivera into the world.  

Andrew has 4 siblings, Caleb, 21, Deandrea, 18, Joey, 8, and Tianna, 6.  Andrew’s grandparents are Kathleen Elsner, and the late Ronald Elsner of Columbus, Nebraska. His family wouldn’t be complete without his dogs: Appa, a husky/German shepherd/pitbull mix, and Canoe and Zesty, both rat terriers.

Throughout Andrew’s high school career, he has been involved in One-Act play for 4 years, football for 4 years, wrestling for 3 years, and journalism for 2 years.

Andrew has received many sports honors in high school.  He has lettered multiple years in both football and wrestling. He made 1st team All-District in football, and he qualified for state wrestling his junior and senior year. 

Andrew’s favorite class in school is weights.  His favorite song is “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus, and his favorite sports’ team is the Dallas Cowboys. His biggest pet peeve is when people drag their feet in the hallway.

Outside of school you can find Andrew working at both of his jobs at Alice's Cedar Inn and Schwartz Farms. 

After graduating high school, Andrew plans to attend Northeast and earn a Welding degree. In the future, Andrew sees himself living a happy life with a wife and family.

If Andrew won the lottery, he says he would, “Build a Batcave and become the real Batman.” 

If Andrew could travel anywhere in the world he would travel to Italy because he really likes pizza.  Also on his bucket list is to produce large children someday and become a very good welder. 

His advice to the underclassmen is “Get in the weight room!”

We wish Andrew the best of luck in his future endeavors!