Jayme Rayne Reyna daughter of Reynaldo Reyna and Lola Dorsett is this weeks Teen of the Week.

Educational or Future Plans: At this point in time, I plan to attend The University of Texas at Austin and major in Biology to work towards my ultimate goal of attending and graduating from medical school.

Clubs and Officer Positions: I am a two-year member of National Honor Society at Alice High School and am the 2015-2016 Treasurer of the club. I am also an active member of Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA). In addition, I have been a member of the Alice High School Honors Band and Marching Band for four years. I also played volleyball and soccer as a freshman and sophomore.

Accomplishments/Honors: I am a four-year Coyote Scholar. I have also received numerous awards through band, including being a part of the state-qualifying AHS Marching Band, being an All-District, All-Region, and Area Qualifier as an individual player, and performing at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City with the AHS Honors Band. In addition, I am a State Qualifier through HOSA and two-year National History Day Regional Qualifier. I have also become CNA and CPR Certified through the Health Science Program at Alice High School and Coastal Bend College.

What was the best advice you ever received? Who gave you the advice? “Be conscious of the world around you.” My older brother has always taught me the importance of recognizing that there is so much for us to experience. Because we live in a small town such as Alice, there is such a vast world full of different people and different experiences that we are not exposed to on a day-to-day basis. This is one of the reasons that my family likes to travel so much. It is important to experience different cultures and ways of life.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? In 5 years, I see myself finished with my undergraduate studies and entering my first year as a medical school student. I plan to attend medical school out of state, but have not fully decided exactly where I want to pursue those studies.

If you could change anything about this world, what would it be and why? If I could change anything about this world, I would change people’s willingness to accept things and people that they do not understand. This is an ever-changing world, therefore, we would be far better off as a community if we approached new ideas and concepts with an open mind and an accepting heart.

If you could invite 3 people to dinner (other than relatives), who would they be and why? I would invite Chad Griffin, the President of the Human Rights Campaign, for his commitment to civil rights and equality for the LGBT community. Secondly, I would invite Hillary Clinton, for her continued efforts to make gender equality a reality, and for being a great example of working women everywhere. Lastly, I would invite Suzanne Collins, author of the Hunger Games Trilogy. I am a huge fan of her books and would love some tips on how to become a better writer.

Favorites:

Food- Breakfast foods

Book- The Hunger Games Trilogy

Movie- Just Friends

Town in Texas- Austin, Texas

Vacation Spot- Venice, Italy

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