2018-2019 Miss Cardinal Contestant 7: Katie Ortiz

With Miss Cardinal slowly approaching, we have been able to get one-on-one interviews with the lovely Miss Cardinal contestants to better understand who they are off the runway.  Katie Ortiz is a strong, happy, and vulnerable girl who is ready to show that while she might be the newcomer, she can still rule the runway. Katie is a participant of the academic program known as … Continue reading 2018-2019 Miss Cardinal Contestant 7: Katie Ortiz

2018-2019 Miss Cardinal Contestant 9: Rosa Santana

With Miss Cardinal slowly approaching, we have been able to get one-on-one interviews with the lovely Miss Cardinal contestants to really understand who they are off the pageant runway.  Rosa Santana is a persevering, compassionate, and fearless girl who is ready to take over the runway. Rosa is a mentor in the program of Big Brother Big Sister and is a proud member of the … Continue reading 2018-2019 Miss Cardinal Contestant 9: Rosa Santana

2018-2019 Miss Cardinal Contestant 8: Sophia Dominguez

With Miss Cardinal slowly approaching, we have been able to get one-on-one interviews with the lovely Miss Cardinal contestants to better understand who they are off the pageant runway.  Sofia Dominguez is a funny, hard-working, and sweet-hearted girl who is ready to impress from the runway to the race track. Miss Dominguez is a varsity Cross Country and Track runner who also enjoys cooking, baking, … Continue reading 2018-2019 Miss Cardinal Contestant 8: Sophia Dominguez

2018-2019 Miss Cardinal Contestant 11: Biviana Vega

Miss Cardinal contestant 11: Biviana Vega. She cares about the community, the atmosphere, and the citizens of Cardinal City. She wants the community to be clean and  the atmosphere to be positive. She wants the citizens to be updated on events such as sports games, field trips, and the socials at lunch, before school, and after school. With each new Miss Cardinal, comes a new … Continue reading 2018-2019 Miss Cardinal Contestant 11: Biviana Vega

2018-2019 Miss Cardinal Contestant 6: Karyna Robles

As the Miss Cardinal pageant nears, the tension increases and eagerness rushes over the contestants. The wait is agonizing. The 18 Miss Cardinal contestants have more in common than being awash in excitement and nerves: hard work, dedication and courage are traits that all the Miss Cardinal contestants share. As for Karyna, we got to see her vibrant personality when speaking to her and asking … Continue reading 2018-2019 Miss Cardinal Contestant 6: Karyna Robles

2018-2019 Miss Cardinal Contestant 17: Sarah Garcia

A nervous, stuttering reporter. A compassionate, considerate pageant contestant. “You did so good,” complimented the contestant. Sarah Garcia’s humble and understanding nature set me at ease as I fumbled through the beginning of our interview. This is just one reason Sarah would represent San Bernardino High School well if she won the title of Miss Cardinal.  “Living in San Bernardino, you have the stereotype where … Continue reading 2018-2019 Miss Cardinal Contestant 17: Sarah Garcia

2018-2019 Miss Cardinal Contestant 15: Miranda Maestas

As a freshman just starting high school, Miranda Maestas saw senior girls dressing up for a pageant called Miss Cardinal. She was interested, but still wasn’t sure if she would participate in the pageant when she became a senior. “My family and friends motivated me to join Miss Cardinal, and I wanted to give back to the community by doing community service,” she explained.  Miranda … Continue reading 2018-2019 Miss Cardinal Contestant 15: Miranda Maestas