Ashley Ontiveros, who will be joining MCAD as a first-year student this fall, is featured in The Mash's article "18 Under 18: Celebrating 18 Amazing Chicago Teens."
Ontiveros was chosen for her ability to overcome a tough situation and turn herself around in a positive way. She is a senior at North Grand High School and will be graduating with honors. Ontiveros loves drawing manga and hopes to teach English in Japan one day.
The Mash is a weekly newspaper and website created by teens, for teens. It is distributed for free each Thursday at Chicago-area high schools.