The Upper Keys Weekly is proud to partner with Coral Shores’ faculty and students in choosing “The Student of the Week.” Recipients are chosen on qualifications including academic standing, athletics, outstanding achievements, community involvement, individuality and moral fortitude. We thank our future leaders and CSHS for allowing us to share in a weekly dose of “Hurricane Pride,” and for giving us a glimpse into their world.
What is something most people don’t know about you? I want to become a lawyer. I want to dedicate myself to helping others in hard situations that I can help them get out of.
Who is your all-time favorite teacher and why? My all-time favorite teacher was Mr. Suarez because even though he has not technically been one of my teachers, he is still one of my favorite role models because of his dedication toward others and his funny spirit.
What does “a good education” mean to you? To me, a good education means that it can get me further in life, and having great knowledge is key for my future. For example, getting into college, graduating, and getting a good job.
What is the dumbest rule at your school? The best? The dumbest rule at our school is having no ear buds in because I enjoy listening to music. The best rule is wearing a mask because it is important to keep everyone safe.
What is something you know now that you didn’t know when you were a freshman? One thing that I know now that I didn’t know when I was a freshman was that I was going to be in a global pandemic during my high school career. It has definitely affected everyone’s lives and education in different ways but I definitely did not picture this as how I would be spending my high school career.
What organizations and activities are you involved with at Coral Shores and why are they important to you? I am involved in two varsity sports, which are basketball and football. These two sports are very important to me because they are usually the first escape I go to when something goes wrong and they help me become less stressed.
What are your plans after high school? My plans after high school are to go straight to college. I am not sure which college I want to attend, but I have a few in mind. Once I am in college, I would like to study to become a trial lawyer.
What do you hope to be remembered for at CSHS? I hope to be remembered for being a leader on and off the court because I like to be seen as a leader and to be known as someone for people to go to when they are having trouble.
What is one favorite way to spend your spare time? One of my favorite ways to spend my spare time is to hang out with my group of friends. They are the best people I could ever ask for and we always have a great time together.
Will you make the Keys your permanent home? Why or why not? I might make the Keys my permanent home when I am older and retired but not right after college. I feel like the Keys are a great place to retire because of the environment and people that live here, but I would like to explore new places before that.
What three things would you like to accomplish before your 10-year reunion? Three things that I want to accomplish before my 10-year reunion are to own a house of my own, have a stable job, and to get on the road of starting a family.