Alyssa Sauceda, the daughter of Rene and Rebecca Sauceda, is this week's Teen of the Week.

I plan to move to Austin, TX to further my education in Nursing at UT, receiving a Master’s Degree of Science in Nursing (MSN). I plan to become a Nurse Practitioner with a specialty I’ll soon find out with experience.

I am the National Honor Society President, have been a 2-year Marching Band Section Leader, Jr. Class Historian, HOSA, 4-year Honors Band, Interact Club and Athletics.

I also attended Camp RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards), Top 20, ranked 5, USASkills Basic Health Care (State Qualifier) and hosted AHS 3rd Annual Film Festival at South Texas Art Museum (2017).

"Being in Honors Band since freshmen year, you acquire a lot of Mr. Garza’s pieces of advice. A certain phrase he once said that has stuck with me to this day and helped me with my entire high school academic career was along the lines of, 'Never settle for mediocrity. You should be getting better in all you do every single day.' In all that I do, I strive to be above the average."

In five years, I see myself living in Austin with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree, but still working for my Masters.

If I could change anything about this world, I would change the dependency of modern-day technology because although it was meant to create easier communication and bring people closer together, it instead drives us all apart. In addition to that statement, technology is great for educational purposes having knowledge to nearly everything at our fingertips, but I believe we all need to know the limit.

If I could invite three people to dinner, I would invite Steve Carell to a dinner with me because I would be quoting so many conversations from The Office, since it’s my favorite show and he’s my favorite actor. I would also invite J.K Rowling because I have yet to meet a big of a fan as me in Harry Potter and I imagine having a blast talking about all the material she created with her amazing mind. Lastly, I would invite my favorite author of all time, Lang Leav. Her writing brings out the emotions people tuck away, and to me, that’s powerful. A simple conversation with Lang Leav will turn into a conversation I will remember for the rest of my life.

Favorites:

Food- Chicken Spaghetti

Book- Lullabies by Lang Leav

Movie- Eat Pray Love

Town in Texas- Austin, TX

Vacation Spot- New Mexico

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