Rivers’ broad range of interests fuel her

Elk River Rotary Student of the Month

Student: Sofia Rivers
Parents: Eric and Karen Rivers
mainstreams-sofia-rivers_rotary-student-of-monthList the activities you have participated in and tell of your proudest accomplishments: Instead of extracurricular activities, I spend time with my family and friends doing things like bike rides and traveling.
What is your favorite class and why? What is your favorite subject? Photography was my favorite class. I took it last year and enjoyed the creative aspect as well as improving my photography and Photoshop skills. My favorite subject in school is art, but I also like gym.
What are your future plans? Next year and senior year I plan to go full-time PSEO. I want to get a four-year degree, but am unsure of which career I want to pursue.
What are your hobbies and personal interests? In my free time I like to do art projects including sewing, fabric design, photography, and culinary arts. I also like to read, travel, shop, and spend time with my friends.
Who is your hero, if you have one, and why? There are many people that I look up to, but I don’t have one specific hero.
Tell of a most memorable experience that relates to school, personal interests or a hobby: My most memorable experience that relates to school was when I was in fifth grade and my self-portrait was chosen to represent Meadowvale Elementary by hanging in the District Office.
How do you demonstrate leadership? I volunteered at the Elk River Public Library for about a year.
How do you approach academics to achieve success? I believe that everyone can be successful in school if they set realistic goals and have enough motivation to follow through with them.
What special projects have you done, in or out of school? My sisters and I ran a summer camp for two years for kids ages 4-11. I was also in NJHS and WEB at VandenBerge Middle School.
Why do you think you won this award? I believe that many of my peers work as hard as I do and hopefully they also will have the chance to be recognized for their efforts.
What does it mean to you? Being selected as student of the month proves to me that hard work will pay off.