Mirna Maldonado: Toyota Team Player

Mirna Maldonado, Toyota Team Player (ABC7)

Mirna Maldonado is both a cheerleader at Benjamin Banneker High School and a prime example of perseverance.

"I have been doing it since elementary school," says Maldonado. "It is something that I love to do."

Maldonado was named MVP at the DCSAA Cheerleading Competition last year, helping her team place first.

She also excels in the classroom with a 4.10 GPA, all while helping taking care of her 8-year-old nephew, who was diagnosed with Leukemia.

"I know I have to be strong not only for my family, but for my nephew as well," says Maldonado.

Banneker Cheerleading Coach James McFadden says of Maldonado: "She's one of my athletes who truly knows what being a student-athlete is about."

How does Maldonado do it all?

"I would say time management and determination (are) really important to me."

Keep up the great work Mirna. You are this week's Toyota Team Player.

Please watch the video above to see our profile on Mirna Maldonado, a Toyota Team Player.

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