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

Gender Equality
freedom
free speech
save a childrens life
protect people against malaria
End World Hunger
Climate Change
Gun Control
Clean Water for All

Favorites  

Hobbies

eating
church
Baking
Cooking
playing softball
Running
Dancing
Choreographing Dances
Hanging Out with Family

Food & Drinks

dr pepper
chickfila
strawberry lemonade
Burgers
Sushi
Tacos
Wings

Games

Cards

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

Country
Oldies
Rap
Pop
Hip-Hop

Beyoncé
Drake
usher
Luke Combs
The Weeknd
Justin Bieber
Michael Jackson

Sports, Teams, Athletes

Basketball
Baseball
Football

Dallas Cowboys
Los Angeles Lakers
Houston Astros

LeBron James
Dak Prescott

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

narnia
tuck everlasting
Titanic
Polar Express
diana
Harry Potter
The Notebook

reign
the crown
The Vampire Diaries
All American

Zac Efron
nina dobrev
Zach Roerig
Ian Somerhalder
Joseph Morgan
Leonardo DiCaprio
Paul Wesley

Brands

guess
hollister
Forever 21
American Eagle
PacSun
Disney
Nike

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
Biology

Extracurricular Activities

Cheer team