Maria A. Ramirez |

Maria A. Ramirez

Your full name: Maria A. Ramirez

Nickname: Mary and China

Your school: Battle Mountain

How many years in the valley: Six and a half

Siblings: Daniel

Names of parent(s): Gaby Garcia

My parents named me this because: It was my grandma’s name

I’m sick of hearing my parents say: “Don’t stay out too late”

What are your plans for after graduation: I leave June 21 for marine boot camp

Where would like to see yourself in 10 years: I don’t like to plan ahead, but if I must, a successful person

What will you miss most about high school: My good friends and basketball season

What will you miss least about high school: The drama and gossip

Favorite memory during high school: All of sophomore year

Who do you most admire and why: My mom, because she’s a woman with very strong character

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Martinez (she’s nice), Mrs. Goodrich and Mr. Tronsrue

If you could have dinner with anyone, alive or dead, who would it be and why: My grandma, so I could bring my mom along and they could talk

I’m looking forward to … my future in the military and whatever other curve balls life has in store for me

I can’t believe … I’m graduating

Most people don’t know I … wanted to be a ballet dancer when I was little

Favorite meal: Chicken lo mein

Advice for younger students: Don’t rush your four years of high school, they go by really fast, and before you know it, it’s over and you can’t go back

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