Michael Martinez: Fashionable, Inspirational, And a Little Extra
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For students at Riverton High School, Michael Martinez is commonly known for his sarcastic sense of humor on Twitter and his famous man bun, but he is also a wonderful example of so many more positive characteristics. For Michael, there are not nearly enough hours in the day to accomplish everything he sets his mind to. Individuals who are close to Michael describe him as energetic, hardworking, and dedicated.
Along with school, Michael participates in as many extracurricular activities as he can manage to fit into his schedule. At the young age of sixteen, Michael was contracted to NIYA Model management. Soon after this, he was hired at Thai Basil as a host, waiter and cashier where he was employed for two years. He is currently a kennel technician at VCA all pet animal hospital where he is able to care for sick and injured animals.
Michael has been known to have many different interests and hobbies throughout the years. He has always had a love for the outdoors which led him to activities such as camping, backpacking, rock climbing, skiing, slacklining, bouldering, canoeing, long boarding, and hiking. His most recent hobby is photography, which he has a natural talent for. He captures anything from portraits to nature. He is a photographer for the yearbook staff and is often seen holding his camera on the sidelines of sporting events and other school activities.
Charitable is an understatement when it comes to describing Michael. He finds joy in serving those around him, especially during the silver rush season. Michael tries to participate in any way he can to help earn money for the Silver Rush charity each year. He volunteers the entire month of December to attend odd jobs, restaurant fundraising nights, and other activities without missing a single day. For two years he was able to participate in the Mr. Silver Rush pageant, and won the title of “Mr. Legs” his sophomore year.
Michael Martinez truly is the definition of selfless. His example of kindness and loyalty to his peers, community, and everyone around him is without a doubt incredible.