Hailey Farias daughter of Linda and Freddie Farias is this weeks' Teen of the Week.

Educational or Future Plans:

I will be attending TAMUK in the Fall. I plan on pursuing a degree in Engineering or Pre-Med. I also plan to minor in Nursing and continue on to an eventual Doctorate’s degree in the field I choose. I intend to study abroad and graduate with honors.

Clubs and Officer Positions:

National Honor Society, Drama Club, Thespian Troupe 5191, 12U Softball League (Coach), FFA, UIL One-Act Play

Accomplishments/Honors:

Coyote Scholar, Presidential Scholarship, National Honor Society, Red Cord Hero, Honor Thespian, Best Actress Award (Drama Club 2015), All-Star Cast and Honorable Mention (UIL One-Act Play 2015)

What was the best advice you ever received? Who gave you the advice?

“Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you are incapable of doing something. You are capable of doing anything. Stand up for yourself, and stand up for others.” -My dad

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I see myself on the road to earning my Master’s degree. I plan to own my own home with hopes of beginning a new life, with a set job, in a new town with people I love.

If you could change anything about this world, what would it be and why?

I’d make it so that no one has to worry about walking the streets alone ever again. We were taught to be cautious when walking anywhere alone, due to the fact that the world has become increasingly violent over the years. I want to live in a world where no parent has to worry if their child is going to make it home from school, and no person has to be concerned about being targeted based on their choice of dress. We need peace.

If you could invite 3 people to dinner (other than relatives) who would they be and why?

I would invite Audrey Hepburn, Chris Gardner, and a very restrained Adolf Hitler. Let me begin with saying, I very much despise Hitler and everything he stood for, however I’d like to ask him why he did what he did, and what morals he had set in his mind that, in his head, justified his actions. It would be an interesting, psychological study, to help us understand the minds of future criminals, and help to save more victims of people with the same mindset in the future. Next, Audrey Hepburn is an important part of my developed passion for acting; without her inspirational roles and commitment, I would not have the honors and achievements that I have earned with hard work and dedication in theater. I’d like to thank her, and listen to any advice she has to offer. Lastly, Chris Gardner went from living on the streets with his son, to owning a multimillion-dollar company. His life story taught me that you can do the impossible no matter how many doubts people throw at you. I’d love a chance to hear his remarkable stories, and thank him personally for inspiring me to never doubt my abilities.

Favorites

Food: My mother’s spaghetti!

Book: John Green’s “Looking for Alaska” and “To Kill A Mockingbird”

Movie: “The Wizard of Oz” and “She’s the Man”

Town in Texas: San Antonio

Vacation Spot: Six Flags Fiesta Texas and the beach.

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