She’s Our President!


Amanda celebrates being voted for the 2018-2019 Miami Senior High Homecoming Court

By Mayisha Perez, Staff Writer

You’ll see her proudly wearing the “Class of 19” long sleeve shirt. At pep rallies and school events, she is either leading the event or helping out behind the scenes. Class of 2019 president Amanda Echevarria is a leader at MHS.


Personal Life

Born on January 4th, 2001, Amanda is a Capricorn. She was born and raised in Miami with her parents, younger brother, and her dog named Cupcake.

Amanda’s favorite thing to do outside of Miami High is to spend time with her family. While her parents were born within the United States, her grandparents are from Puerto Rico and Italy. However, she still considers herself mostly Hispanic because she was raised within the culture her entire life.

Before attending Miami Senior High School, Amanda attended Eneida M. Hartner Elementary and Shenandoah Middle School. “I have never attended any of my ‘home-schools’ as my parents always wanted my brother and I to have a better education, than those in my area,” she said.


Life as President

Amanda has been class president since freshman year. “I chose to run for class president because I wanted to make sure my high school experience was the best possible,” said Amanda,

whose role mainly consists of raising money to lower the cost of senior events while also organizing events to increase school spirit.

Her favorite part of being class president is “knowing everything behind the scenes,” which she finds very fun. Her least favorite part is being mistreated by others. “I’m always doing something for the senior class or another club, and it’s unfortunate that not all students see that,” said Amanda.

For any other students considering a run for class president, Amanda advises that you treat your class officers equal, learn how to manage your time and responsibilities, and never hesitate to ask for help when you need it.


High Academic Achiever

Amanda is not only the 2019 class President but also a high academic achieving student. For her entire school experience, she has been in honors and has taken over 8 AP’s and Dual Enrollments.

Amanda says that her favorite challenging course has been AP Research because it helped her gain more writing and public speaking skills. “Having a teacher as passionate and dedicated as Dr. DeNight has been an honor, and I hope to be half as passionate about my future career as he is about teaching,” said Amanda who plans to major in business and communications in college.

“Ever since I was a little kid, I would have my own Kool-Aid stands, sell bracelets, or make pillows, so it’s something I’ve always seen myself doing,” she said.

Though junior year was quite challenging, Amanda describes it as her favorite school year. “I had a lot of fun creating memories with my friends, hosting homecoming, attending the college trip, and going to state competition for FBLA,” she said.


True love for Miami High

Amanda was also part of the homecoming court this year. “I ran for court because I thought it would be fun, and I was shocked that I won homecoming princess,” said Amanda.

Amanda first attended Miami High with intentions of transferring to another school. “However, getting involved and becoming close with students, I fell in love and decided within the first semester that this was where I belonged,” she said. “To some people, Miami High is just a building, but to me it’s so much more than that. It’s my second home, and it’s where my family is.”

Miami High has truly changed Amanda’s life for the better. She said, “I am who I am because of Miami High and that’s a fact. I’ve never felt a sense of belonging like I do everyday that I walk through these halls.”

Amanda has taken the following high level courses:

  • DE: SLS- Preparing Student success
  • AP Seminar
  • AP Research
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Spanish Language
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Government
  • AP English Literature
  • AP English Language Composition