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“ You have to be willing to give up the free time that you have to be able to achieve your dreams”

Noah Rivera

Athletic & Student life director here at Greater New Bedford Voc-tech.

Athletic Director of the school

Meet Mr. Noah Rivera, an athletic & student life director here at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech. Mr. Rivera started working here 3 months ago, and after graduating from college he thought that the opportunity to work here under Mr. Methia was very appealing. Working with Mr. Methia is not an easy task so Mr. RIvera makes sure he’s always on point. He says that working with Mr Methia has been a pleasure and he already learned so much from him and also the administration side of athletics. His mother and father, are his biggest role models, both are very hard-working people and they instilled that working mindset into him at a young age and he hopes to grow up to be like them.

Mr. Noah Rivera graduated from Becker college where he got his bachelor’s degree and he also graduated from the University of Hartford where he got his master’s degree. Mr. Rivera dedicated his college experience to baseball and tried to make it professional which didn’t happen because baseball is one of the hardest sports to make it to the highest level he says. They also get paid very little before making it to the highest level so it’s now worth it. On the other hand, it was definitely the best experience that I ever had playing sports. Playing my last 2 years of college at the University of Hartford was the best because I got the chance to play at a Division 1 school and we traveled allover the country to big schools like Clemson, Western Kentucky, Georgetown, and UCONN.

Mr. Rivera has traveled to a bunch of different places like Puerto Rico, Florida, Nashville, South Carolina, and Kentucky. During his free time he recently started playing Golf and he also takes some time for his family and to relax, he also describes himself as hardworking, approachable, and genuine. Mr. Rivera’s advice to all freshmen is to make sure you are organized, the first year of high school can definitely be challenging so make sure you are organized because it can help smooth the transition for you. Another thing would be to try new things and get involved in any activities.

 

Article and Picture by: Simon Pires, Senior Media Technology