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Student Newspaper of Caney Creek High School

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MEET THE PANTHER: Alejandra Ortega

Photo: Karson Ward
Alejandra Ortega

Alejandra Ortega

  • Grade: 9
  • School Activities: Basketball Manager 

How would other people describe you as a person?

Kind and Generous. 

What do you do outside of school for fun? Why?

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I do yard work because I like making things look nice  

What career do you want to pursue? Why?

I want to be a travel nurse because I love taking care of people and I’ve always dreamed of traveling the world. 

When people get to know you, what are they most surprised to learn about you? 

Most people are surprised to learn how much I care for basketball and about the little things, I also play the piano.

What’s on your phone background? Tell us why you chose that.

The city of Chicago, I chose that because I’m from Chicago. 

Tell us the story about what you are most proud of yourself for.

My achievements I’ve been through a lot and I’m still trying my best in school.

Who is someone you are thankful for and why?

My mom because she’s all I have. 

What advice would you give to your younger self?

I would tell myself to not let anyone’s words affect me.

What do you hope to be remembered for?

My kindness and my sense of humor, I’m hilarious.

What’s on your bucket list?

Skydiving is definitely on top, going to New York, and drive wherever I want but really fast. 


  • Food: Tamales 
  • Restaurant: Wing stop
  • Music: Mexican music 
  • TV Show: Full house 
  • Movie: Beauty and the beast 
  • Book: I don’t read books 
  • Class: Principal of health science 

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Karson Ward, Photojournalist
Karson Ward is a photographer in the Student Media program. This is her first year on staff, she's also involved in basketball class, and manager for volleyball.
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