Over the course of the past 21 years – and several athletic directors – Mimi Sena has loved every minute of her job as the athletics secretary at Fort Stockton High School.
Sena was born in Mexico but has lived in Fort Stockton ever since, graduating from FSHS in 1983.
While she was in school, she competed in volleyball and track and was a cheerleader for four years.
She said when she was in school, girls had to choose between varsity sports or cheer but she is glad that has changed.
“Now that can do both which is so cool,” she said.
Now, Sena is the department's secretary and cheer coach. Before that she worked in a sporting goods store, so she has always been surrounded by sports.
In her job she is in charge when the school is a host location for a playoff game, and for accommodate visiting teams playing the Panthers or the Prowlers. She must also find people to work the events, handling the money and all the related paperwork.
She organizes the pep rallies, makes sure the cheerleaders are where they need to be, does every playoff game and works the Comanche Relays.
“She is the core of the Athletics department,” said Reba Subia. “Everyone would be lost without her. She is dedicated to the school and the students and always teaches them to do the right thing. She is very passionate about what she does and is loved by so many people.”
Sena said she loves being involved in the community and she's at the point now where she is seeing the kids of the kids from when she first started in her position.
“No one is as lucky as me to have this awesome job,” she said.
She loves getting the gym ready for visiting teams and showing them what Fort Stockton is all about.
“We get a lot of compliments on our gym,” said Sena.
She has a busy schedule since sports are all the time but she is passionate about it.
“It's kind of exhausting but I love it,' she said.
Sena is married to Junior and she also has a son, Ray Lee Ramos, who is in the Air Force.
“He is my world,” she said.
In her free time she likes to relax and watch TV and just chill out.
“I'm just blessed to be in the U.S.,” she said. “Fort Stockton is amazing, I just like good ole Texas.”
As for whats next?
“I'm going to keep going until I can't climb up the press bleachers,” she said.
She hopes to be in the position another 10 years.
“Fort Stockton Independent School District is the most amazing place I could be employed with,” said Sena.