Ariana Flores is a junior at St. Mary’s University pursuing a major in business administration. Ariana aspires to a career in accounting.
Ariana is proud to be continuing a family legacy of Fiesta service. Her grandfather Antonio Flores, Jr. served as Rey Feo XLVIII in 1996, and the same year, her Aunt Lorrie (Flores) Tijerina
served as Reina de la Feria de las Flores – making their reign the first father-daughter Rey Feo and La Reina duo to celebrate Fiesta simultaneously. In 2018, Ariana’s father, Ken, will serve as Rey Feo LXX – and the two will be the second father-daughter Rey Feo and La Reina. Her grandmother, Irma Flores, was the first Hispanic woman to serve as President of the Fiesta San Antonio Commission in 2003.
Ariana has always loved helping people and witnessing others achieve their full potential. She knows that education changes lives and hopes that through service as Reina de la Feria de las Flores she can encourage San Antonio youth to pursue higher education and improve their lives through the awarding of the Tom Morton Sandoval Parent/Child Scholarship.
She is an active young lady and says being fit and well prepares one mentally and physically to lead a longer, healthier life. As Reina, she plans to inspire others to get moving, stay motivated and enjoy a better quality of life with better health.
Ariana is a 2015 graduate of Tom C. Clark High School, and was a member of National Honor Society, Interact Club – lending her time to various service projects, Latin Club and the Varsity Volleyball team. She was named First Team Academic All State for Volleyball and as team captain, she led the Cougars to compete in the regional finals for the high school’s first time in 10 years.
Ariana is dedicated to serving her community, advancing education and wellness. She has given her time to others through service at Haven for Hope, American Red Cross, Wounded Warriors Project and Mobile Loaves and Fishes through her parish St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Ariana is a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority, Omnicron Alpha Chapter at St. Mary’s University where she supports philanthropies including Delta Zeta’s Heart for Hearing and the Starkey Hearing Foundation.
As the oldest of five siblings, Ariana has always availed herself to her family and siblings. She accepts the responsibility of role model and strives to demonstrate to her siblings how to lead a life of faith, discipline and service.