What’s Up South Texas!: SA 12-year-old combines talents to win statewide competition

Sofia Ramirez does theater, draws, writes and more

SAN ANTONIO – A multi-talented San Antonio 6th grader combined her skills of performing to create a public service announcement that earned her first place out of 200 participants in the Take Care of Texas campaign.

Sofia Ramirez wrote and acted in a 30-second video of awareness about Texas aquifers.

She said it was a cool experience that incorporated things she loves.

“I always like trying my best at things I like doing,” Sofia Ramirez said.

Ramirez is bilingual and can also play the piano. She said one of her biggest passions is for theatre.

“I always like things that had to do with theater and movies and writing, so I hope to go in that direction for my future career,” Sofia Ramirez said.

Her parents, Daniel and Annie Ramirez, are her biggest supporters.

“She has always had this magnetism that draws people in, especially this daddy,” Daniel Ramirez said. “We try and arm our kids with, ‘Prepare our kids for the path and not the path for the child,’ and let them know what is right and take care of the rest and honestly we couldn’t be prouder.”

Sofia hopes her journey and success will inspire others to take a chance on things they love.

“Like just go for it,” Sofia Ramirez said. “The worst that can happen is that you don’t win. Why not just try.”

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Japhanie Gray joined 10 News as an anchor in March 2022.

Joe Arredondo is a photojournalist at KSAT 12.