Joseph Rivera

17 – New Jersey

What Are You Most Passionate About?

I am passionate about helping people, and want to put a smile on at least one person’s face each day.

Who Is Your Hero? Why?

My mother is my hero. Not having a father my whole life, I’ve seen how hard my mother worked to give me a good life and make me a better person.

What Is Your Favorite Sound?

The sound of laughter, especially from children I look after at the homeless shelter.

What project would a laptop help you with? Give a short description.

I play baseball for Dover High School, and love it–my team is like my family. At baseball camp, I was recruited by one college. Other colleges have been trying to contact me online, but can’t find a way.A laptop would really help me contact colleges, apply to them, and continue my education. I also want to set up an online page for the homeless shelter where I work, so people can donate toys, clothes, and canned foods. I know what it feels like to not have what all the other kids at school have.

What Languages do you speak?

English and Spanish

Given a choice, would you prefer a Mac or PC?