Miggy shares experiences

A salute to the second-ranked senior

With years of leadership behind him, Miggy moves forward.

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With years of leadership behind him, Miggy moves forward.

Severo “Miggy” Silva first appeared in the Armijo Signal in May of 2018, when he was only a freshman, but he has been in several times over the years, predominantly for his roles in Leadership. This month, however, he is being spotlighted for his accomplishment as the Salutatorian for the Class of 2021. A “salutatorian” is defined as “the student ranking second highest in the graduating class, who delivers the salutatory at commencement” (dictionary.com).

This will probably be the last interview between Silva and The Armijo Signal, and he was excited to share his responses.

Q: How do you feel about being salutatorian? How were you informed?

A: I feel really proud and happy for being salutatorian. I found out when the principal called me and informed me of my accomplishment. I told my parents as soon as I found out and we were all very excited.

Q: What extra-curriculars have you done over the years?

A: I have been in the Leadership program for three years, and I am currently ASB treasurer. I have also run cross country and track and field since freshman year (I sadly didn’t run again this year). I did robotics my junior year and I also did band for three years at Armijo.

Q: What do you plan to do for the future?

A: I plan to go to college. I was accepted into Stanford University, and I will be attending there this coming fall. I am determined to major in aerospace engineering and possibly work for NASA or SpaceX in the future.

Q: What will your role be in the graduation ceremonies?

A: I actually don’t really know what my role in graduation will be. I think the salutatorian gives a speech? How will that work if there are two graduation ceremonies this year? I will try to find the answer to these questions.

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: I like to play the piano. The songs I play come from various video games, animes, and other songs I like to listen to. I also like playing video games such as Pokémon.

Q: What advice would you give to someone hoping to speak at graduation?

A: Prepare what you are going to say and practice beforehand. I find myself to be much more confident when I am prepared. Stay calm and composed. Don’t take it too seriously!

Q: Do you have any brothers or sisters (names and ages)? Who are your role models?

A: I have a younger brother and sister. My younger brother’s name is Mark and he is 12. My sister’s name is Maia and she is 8. My role models are definitely my parents. They are my main motivators and push me to be the best.

Q: If you could change one thing about Armijo (students, facilities, staff, etc.), what would it be and why?

A: Last time, I answered this question by saying I would like Armijo’s campus to be filled with more pride and spirit. I also thought about, just now, how it would be cool if students were able to go on the grass fields during lunch time. Students can bring picnic blankets and eat their food with their friends on the grass. That would be super fun and students can also play games like Frisbee or football.

Q: Anything else you would like to say?

A: I can’t believe four years at Armijo have already flown by. It has been extremely fast! I know I will miss Armijo and my classmates when I leave and go to college.

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