The valedictorian for Richard Milburn Academy is Mariah Villarreal. She is the daughter of Viola Gonzales and Randy Villarreal. Mariah is the second child of her family to go to college.
Mariah will study Anesthesiology at South Plains College and will continue to complete a Bachelor's degree and Medical School at Texas Christian University to become an Anesthesiologist. She plans to locate in the Dallas area after medical school.
Mariah enjoys spending time with family and friends, writing and helping others. Her desire to study medicine comes from this desire to help others and her past medical history as a child, which peaked her interest in anesthesiology because of her experience issues with her nervous system, which required incision of a pacemaker at a young age.
She credits her success to her faith in God and the great teachers and administration at Richard Milburn Academy and would like to thank her mom and family for all their support.