Name: Aliana Gamboa

● Parents: Mr. and Mrs. TJ Gonzales and Mr. and Mrs. Ram Gamboa

● Educational or Future Plans: I am going to attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in Psychology with a specialty in children’s cognitive thinking and development. With this degree, I plan on becoming a clinical psychologist and eventually open my own practice.

● Clubs and Officer Position: Band- 4 year member

Southern Pride Strutter- 4 year member; Major

Student Council- 4 year member; Secretary and Parliamentarian

Teen ACTS- 3 year member: Co-director

NHS- 3 year member

SKILLS USA- 2 year member; Secretary

● Accomplishments/ Honors: 10 year Altar Server Award 

Coyote Scholar

Semi-finalist for the Junior Citizen of the Year award 

National History Day Regional Qualifier

First Place County Fair Homemade Goods Participant

Third Place State Qualifier for SKILLS USA Competition

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

- The best advice I have ever received is from my stepfather and he said, “Don’t make someone a priority when all they’ve done is make you an option.”

● Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

-In five years I see myself still in college pursuing a master's degree.

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

- I would change the negative mentality of people that don’t show peace and love towards others. I feel that all the hate and violence in the world is one of our biggest issues as a society. 

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

- Aryssa Cruz: She is funny, a great person to have a conversation with and a

wonderful listener.

- Frank Sinatra: I love listening to his music and I would love to hear about the way he lived his life back then.

- Joan Jett: I love her music as well and I would love to hear about all her 

adventures about being on tour and being a rockstar.

● Favorites:

○ Food: Chicken Alfredo

○ Book: Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

○ Movie: The Breakfast Club

○ Town in Texas: Austin

○ Vacation Spot: Orlando, Florida

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