Rafael Roldan-Rosas, Mr. Cardinal Contestant 10

As a child of immigrants, Rafael Roldan has endured many eye-opening scenarios that have molded him into the unproblematic, unbothered, yet caring person he is today.  By getting a home, after living in apartments until the age of nine, he has seen his parents thrive and has captivated that same mindset. “There’s always ambition, but no struggle, but when there was, I thank God we’ve … Continue reading Rafael Roldan-Rosas, Mr. Cardinal Contestant 10

Andy Decena, Mr. Cardinal Contestant 7

Andy. I’m sure we’ve all heard that name before. That’s correct – “Toy Story!” Andy’s mother loved the movie “Toy Story.” When she found out she was having a boy, she decided to call him Andy. We now know Andy as Andy Decena, contestant number 7 of the 2019-2020 Mr.Cardinal Talent Show. Andy is determined to win this competition to be able to gain a … Continue reading Andy Decena, Mr. Cardinal Contestant 7

Daniel Gaeta, Mr. Cardinal Contestant 8

Daniel Gaeta, a junior at San Bernardino High School, grows impatient just like many other contestants due to this year’s Mr. Cardinal Ambassador Program being just around the corner. Being in the Mr. Cardinal Pageant is one of the many goals Daniel desires to accomplish before graduating. His other goals include going into CIF with the varsity tennis team, pursuing robotics, and passing AP Calculus … Continue reading Daniel Gaeta, Mr. Cardinal Contestant 8

Xavier Palacios, Mr. Cardinal Contestant 2

Xavier Palacios did not grow up with the incredible support system he has now. He now acknowledges the fact that he is important and “not a waste of a human being.” Xavier is currently struggling with believing in himself because he does not see the immense potential he has to become the person he is destined to be. In the past, Xavier painted an awful … Continue reading Xavier Palacios, Mr. Cardinal Contestant 2

Marcell Gibson, Mr. Cardinal Contestant 11

Eleventh grader, and Mr. Cardinal contestant, Marcell Gibson describes himself as infeasible, chaotic and ambitious. “I feel like the other contestants should be Mr. Cardinal,” he said humbly. He sees the quality of the other contestants and thinks that they are deserving of the title. He also says that he wishes to become more adventurous through this experience. “One of the things I’d like to … Continue reading Marcell Gibson, Mr. Cardinal Contestant 11

Julian Perez, Mr. Cardinal Contestant 4

Julian Perez, contestant number 4, wishes to express the life struggles he has faced, especially with how he was wrongly judged, and how these struggles formed who he is and his desire to change the world. How was your day? “Well, today has been a good day for me so far, except for what happened during the passing period. I saw online about the New … Continue reading Julian Perez, Mr. Cardinal Contestant 4

Javier Tovar, Mr. Cardinal Contestant 6

Javier Tovar, contestant number 6, is one of the more unknown contestants this year. Javier would like to let people know that he went through a lot, but still wants to do more for others. Why do you want to major in Psychology? “Psychology plays a really important factor in my life and I want to pursue it to help others. Especially since I have … Continue reading Javier Tovar, Mr. Cardinal Contestant 6