kenia portilla

kenia portilla

Rio Grande City, TX, USA


Last updated December 2, 2020

One Sentence About Me  

" Carry out a random act of kindness with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you."

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Who I Am  

A Little About Me

Hello, my name is Kenia Portilla, i was born in a little town called Rio Grande City in Texas! My parents are from Mexico, and came to the United States to give me a better chance in education. Growing up Spanish was my first language. As time passed i developed a love for "novelas" which are Spanish soap operas. I began to sing and dance on my free time, therefore my mom decided to put me in dance lessons. i developed a love for dance, all types! Unfortunately my mom is a single mother who is undocumented, so we were short on money and i had to quit dancing. When i entered 4th grade in public school i got to try out for the cheer team and fell in love! Soon enough 5th grade came around and i became head cheerleader. I would try to get rides with my neighbor which was in the team also. I gave it my all and made it work! Going into middle school i made the drill team my first 2 years then the cheer-squad! Throughout all those years i fundraised to afford my uniforms to help my mom out! Going into high school, i tried out for the cheer team and didn't make it! i was devastated! i didn't meet the requirements when it came to doing flips, i understood my mom couldn't afford to put me in tumbling lessons so i just kept my head up and tried something new! I tried out for the softball team and made it! It was such a great experience, i met awesome people and learned many new skills. Sophomore year came around and i didn't give up on my dream of being a varsity cheerleader, i practiced really hard at home and i made the team! Junior year came around and i was chosen as head Captain of the team!! It was the first time in history that a junior became captain! Senior year i was chosen as head Captain twice in a row! i couldn't believe it! I was so honored and at that moment i knew everything was worth it. Most of all i was so happy to see how proud my mother was! So i spend my time cheering and dancing. I also love to bake, i got 3rd place at the annual baking competitions at the starr county fair, im in the national honors society, and like to spend time with my family and friends! :)

Interesting Factoid

I became Head Varsity Cheer Captain of a 45 squad my junior year of high school! I was chosen out of many candidates who tried out for the spot including seniors!


Languages

spanish
english

Countries Visited

Map View

mexico

What I Do  

Professional Experience

baby sitter

Jan 2018 - Aug 2019
I baby sat 2 kids when i got out of cheer practice! i helped with their homework and cooked for them!

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

climate change
gender equality
freedom
gun control
free speech
save a childrens life
end world hunger
clean water for all
protect people against malaria

Favorites  

Hobbies

dancing
eating
hanging out with family
church
baking
cooking
running
playing softball
choreographing dances

Food & Drinks

wings
sushi
dr pepper
chickfila
tacos
burgers
strawberry lemonade

Games

cards

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

pop
rap
hiphop
oldies
country

justin bieber
beyonce
drake
the weeknd
Michael jackson
usher
luke combs

Sports, Teams, Athletes

football
basketball
baseball

dallas cowboys
Los Angeles Lakers
astros

lebron james
dak prescott

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

the notebook
harry potter
narnia
tuck everlasting
the titanic
polar express
diana

the vampire diaries
reign
the crown
all american

zac effron
ian Somerhalder
leonardo dicaprio
nina dobrev
paul wesley
zach roerg
joseph morgan

Brands

nike
guess
hollister
forever 21
american eagle
pacsun
disney

Bucket List  

travel the world

Id like to travel as much as i can through out my life time. I wish to see japan, the Bahamas, New York, Los Angeles , Dubai, Hawaii, and Tokyo.

learn how to swim

I really want to learn how to swim ive always been too afraid.
+2 more items on bucket list

Education  


Academic Interests

culinary arts
english
bio

Extracurricular Activities

Cheer team