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July 29th and 31st


The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Teens ®

Miss Teen New York International®

Kayla Rivera - Top Ten

People's Choice Award

What Superhero would you like to be and why?
The winter season is my favorite time of the year. It brings my family closer during the cold weather-watching movies and playing board games. Its the time of year when you really appreciate what you have in life - spending time with family and friends.

What according to you is a true friend?
I was adopted at birth; I was blessed with amazing parents and memorable life experiences. Weve recently met with my biological family. My family has doubled in size and Im no longer the baby of the family - I have 4 beautiful younger siblings who now look up to me.

How do you handle criticism?
The village of Jeffersonville is a small, old-fashioned farming town. Jeffersonville may not have the most attractions or a city like atmosphere, but what it does have is a strong bond between all of its citizens. It is a town ripe with good morals and even better ethics.

When was the last time you tried something new?
Id have to say my worst habit is that Im a perfectionist when it comes to school work. I could never submit anything to a teacher unless its neat and I know I did it to my full potential.

Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?
Id love to travel to Israel, not only does the culture and history interest me, but they also have such an amazing amount of diversity. One day I hope to travel there and volunteer at the TRCI-theyre an amazing Therapeutic Riding Facility that Id love to learn more about.