Carlos Garza

Parents: Gayle and Carlos Garza Jr.

Educational and Future Plans: I am going to college to study computer science to be a software systems developer.

Clubs and Officer Positions: PALS, TAFE, SkillsUSA and National Honor Society Accomplishments/Honors: National Honor Society, top 20% in my class, and a mentor at the Alice Boys and Girls Club.

What was the best advice you ever received? The best advice I received came from my Mother. She told me never to sulk in regret but to move on to the next thing. She taught me that hardships in life are not setbacks but just lessons we learn from in life. 

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? In five years, I see myself finished with college, working toward my dream job. 

If i could change anything about this world, what would it be and why? I would change the amount of money teachers get paid. I feel that teachers are very under appreciated and do not get what they deserve. In my eyes, being a teacher is one of the most important and influential jobs. As a result, they should earn a salary that allows them to live a comfortable life and take care of their family.

If you could invite 3 people to dinner, who would they be and why?

1. Conor McGregor. He is someone i look up to a lot because of his strong self belief and his unwillingness to quit. His mindset is something that I admire because of how strong and focused he is on the task at hand.

2. LeBron James. He’s been my favorite basketball player for years for many different reasons even bigger than basketball. I admire him because he is always giving back to the community even though he could be using that money for himself.

3. Tobey Maguire because he is my favorite actor and played the best part in the Spider-Man trilogy.

Favorites:

Food: Chicken Alfredo

Book: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Movie: Spider- Man

Town in Texas: San Antonio

Vacation Spot: Baseball games with family 

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