Thursday, January 24, 2013
Three senior football players from Brentwood High School were named academic all-state.
The postseason recognition continues for Brentwood football players, who fought to a successful 10-2 season this past fall. Seniors Nick Featherston, David Rivera and Evan Sigler were named academic all-state. "We talk a lot about trying to excel in all areas of your life," said Coach Keith Herring in a Tuesday email to Patch. "Not only is school the most important aspect of being a student/athlete, but it will have an effect on your performance on the field. If you are not handling your business in an area such as academics, relationships and citizenship, it will creep into the athletic area in a negative manner." For Rivera, who played as a lineman on both sides of the ball, the awards keep piling on. He made 3rd Team Defensive Line on…
Friday, January 11, 2013
Rivera has lived in Puerto Rico, New Jersey, Italy and Belgium with his family. They've been in Brentwood since his freshman year.
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Friday, January 11
Brentwood High School senior David Rivera’s family moved around the globe as he was growing up. The constant through the moves has been his family, he said. His mother, Michelle Hassemer, is in IT management and her job has moved his family to Puerto Rico, New Jersey, Italy and Belgium before landing them in Brentwood his freshman year. “I’ve been exposed to really cool things, like being able to go to Rome on the weekend and meeting people that speak eight languages,” he said. Of all the places he’s lived, he said Puerto Rico is the most like Brentwood. “Everyone there is family,” he said, “which is why I think my family and I are such a good fit here.” He said football, wrestling and debate, things that keep him busy outside of school, …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
David Rivera took fourth at the state meet, and on Sunday was honored statewide for his academics.
Brentwood junior wrestler David Rivera, weeks after taking fourth-place at the state wrestling meet, was recognized on Sunday for his academic achievements. Rivera was honored as one of Missouri’s Academic All-State wrestlers at the Missouri Wrestling Association Hall of Fame Banquet in Columbia, MO. Earlier this year, Rivera was named first-team all-district in football. He also throws shot and discus in track, competes on the debate team, and is a member of the National Honor Society. It was the first time in 13 years that a Brentwood wrestler won a medal at the state meet. “David is a great young man,” Brentwood wrestling coach Roy Hughes said in an e-mail. “He is a hard worker, very focused, and demonstrates great character in all …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Brentwood junior David Rivera earned fourth place in the statewide competition.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Many thanks to the Brentwood School District for sharing this article with the community. Have news to share? Email editor Ryan Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org. For the first time in 13 years, a Brentwood wrestler, David Rivera, has brought a home a medal from the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) state wrestling championships. Rivera, a junior wrestling in the 285-pound weight class, brought home fourth place in the weekend-long championships held in Columbia last weekend. According to Coach Roy Hughes, this is one of just a few state-level medals won by Brentwood wrestlers in the 82-year history of the MSHSAA event. In addition to wrestling, Rivera participates in three other MSHSAA-sanctioned activities: …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Sophia Rivera arrived at a district wrestling tournament in time to congratulate her brother David on his entry to the state tournament after winning a national championship herself.
There was a reunion of two busy Brentwood kids on Saturday. Brentwood High School junior David Rivera was at the Class 1, District 1 MSHSAA wrestling finals at Whitfield School, where he took runner-up in the 285-pound weight class. He's now 29-6 and will go on to wrestle at the state meet. His sister Sophia, an eighth-grader at Brentwood Middle School, arrived in time to see him wrestle, coming from an indoor track meet in Illinois where she had just won a national championship for 14-year-olds in shot put. Patch grabbed this photo of the two of them together, and later got the scoop from their mother, Michelle Hassemer, by email. Here’s what she said about her kids, beginning with a direct quote. “Our kids have made my husband and I VERY…
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Two students were appointed to the Congressional Youth Cabinet of Missouri.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis, announced the appointment of two Brentwood students to the 1st Congressional Youth Cabinet of Missouri. David Rivera and Anisa Rahaman, both juniors at Brentwood High School, are scheduled to attend an inaugural ceremony on Oct. 28, where they will have the opportunity to meet Clay’s Congressional staff as well as other upstanding young men and women that will comprise the Congressional Youth Cabinet. In addition, the students will offer advice on a variety of issues and legislation that has the potential to impact their peers and community. Information provided by Brentwood High School. Have news to share? E-mail editor Ryan Martin at email@example.com.