Nico Rivera

Edgar “Nico” Rivera is a rising junior at Metropolitan Business Academy. He was born and raised in New Haven, CT along with his three siblings and a loving grandmother.  Nico has attended New Haven Public Schools for all of his educational life.  He began in kindergarten at John S. Martinez Sea Sky Stem Magnet school. After graduating from Martinez School, he chose to attend Metropolitan Business Academy, where he is studying Media and Digital Arts and taking some minor law classes. He is also a proud student athlete playing baseball, track and field, and football for Wilbur Cross.
Nico is a hard working person and leader. He credits his father, a twenty-two year U.S. Army veteran, for instilling the qualities of leadership in him. Nico proudly took the oath to be of service to his community, state, and nation through the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary called Civil Air Patrol were he has attained the rank of staff sergeant.  Nico has held multiple positions of leadership including squadron flight sergeant. Also through the Civil Air Patrol he acquired the training to be part of ground team and search and rescue units as a medic.  Nico is currently working his way up to ground team leader which is the highest position. Nico aspires to attend the U.S. Military Academy West Point in West Point, New York.  
As  a student member of the New Haven Board of Education, Nico's goal is to give the student population more of a voice in Board decisions when it comes to topics that are going to affect students in many ways.  
Student Representative
Term Expires: 6/2020