Mr. & Miss Fiesta

Mr. & Miss Fiesta is a fundraising competition put on by the Frontier Fiesta Association to support UH student scholarships. Any student can participate, and candidates will compete against one another to see who can raise the most money. The funds raised from this competition will be distributed as scholarships to both current UH undergraduate students and incoming freshman. Last year six (6) students were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Fundraising will occur for all candidates from February 1 – March 23, 2016.

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2016 Finalists


Natalia Ascenio-Arizabalo
Natalia Ascenio-Arizabalo is a part of Alpha Chi Omega and is majoring in the college of Communications/Public Relations. Claudia chose the University of Houston for its diversity and all the great opportunities the school has to offer. Claudia is excited to be running for Miss Fiesta because she is wanting to become more involved in the University and what better way than to be a part of Frontier Fiesta.

Demi Gratil
Demi Gratil is a part of Phi Sigma Rho and is in the College of Technology majoring in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Demi states that UH was always one of the colleges she wanted to attend and once she saw all the pride here on campus she was ready to be a part of the “red nation”. Demi wants to be able to represent her sorority by helping other student’s achieve something such as the scholarship.

Melissa Munoz
Melissa Munoz is a part of Delta Zeta Sorority and is majoring in Entrepreneurship and Marketing. Melissa is running for Miss Fiesta to represent her sorority and is wanting to be involved in Frontier Fiesta because it’s a great experience. She loves spending time with her family and friends, reading and shopping.

Laura Trapani
Laura Trapani is a part of Delta Gamma and is majoring in Hotel and Management. Laura says she chose UH because it is a place of growth and has had no regret being a Coog. She is running for Miss Fiesta in hopes to promote educational endeavors while giving her the opportunity to raise money for the scholarship. Laura spends her free time volunteering, being active in her sorority and singing.


Adam Reichstein
Adam Reichstein is a part of Sigma Phi Epsilon and is in the College of Business. Adam is really looking forward to helping raise money for the scholarship and representing his fraternity by running for Mr Fiesta. He also says that Frontier Fiesta is full of cougar spirit and loves being able to be a part of it.

Quinton Rorbough
Quinton Rohrbough is a part of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and is majoring in Kinesiology Sports Administration. In high school, Quinton befriended others of different races and it really made him who he is today and that’s why he chose the University of Houston. By running for Mr. Fiesta he is being able to contribute to the Frontier Fiesta tradition and by helping raise money he is being able to give back to a fellow Coog in a unique way.

Christian Santillan
Christian Santillan is a senor biology major. During his time at the University of Houston he has been the Social Chair for Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, works as a Peer Advocate in Exploratory Studies, and served two terms as the Vice President of Public Relations for Delta Upsilon International Fraternity – Houston Chapter. When asked why he wants to be Mr. Fiesta he said, “I want to run for Mr. Fiesta to give back to the community that has given so much to me, and to give other students the opportunity to join the same community that I have greatly benefitted from.”