Albuquerque woman’s special dollar ends up in Virginia

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Twenty-three years ago an Albuquerque High School freshman wrote her dream on a dollar bill.

Now, the man who ended up with the buck is trying to get it back to her.

“Today I try out for freshman cheerleader at La Cueva High School” was written on the bill. It was dated May 11, 1992.

“I just thought it was cool and said gosh, I wonder if I can get this back to the owner,” said Mickey Marche.

Marche said he thinks he got the bill while living in Virginia.

“I’ve held on to it for at least ten years,” said Marche.

Marche just recently got the idea to put the picture of the buck on Facebook.

“When I find something, I always try to get it back to the owner,” said Marche.

Within a month, hundreds were sharing the picture. While many on social media asked who wrote it, most wanted to know if she made the team.

“When I made the squad, I was extremely excited,” said Celina Maas.

Celina Maas did cheer at La Cueva. She’s now living in Scottsdale and said her friend let her know her dollar was posted online.

“I wrote it because I guess it was a big deal to me,” said Maas.

She said she can’t remember when she lost or spent it so many years ago, but she’s surprised and thrilled to hear someone held on to it.

“It was kind of a shocker that someone in Virginia or anywhere would keep a dollar bill for that amount of time and post it on social media,” said Maas.

For Marche, he said he’s happy he can finally put the sentimental dollar in the mail.

“She graduated in 1996 and I have a daughter that graduated in 1997 who was also a freshmen cheerleader, so you know it just struck home with me,” said Marche. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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