Name: Ty Austin Carbajal

Parents: Jo Dan Carbajal and Mark and Sonia Sanchez

Educational or Future Plans: I will be attending the University of Texas at Austin next fall, where I will be majoring in Biochemistry. After the completion of my undergraduate studies, I plan to attend medical school in hopes of becoming a plastic surgeon.

Clubs and Officer Positions: National Honor Society (2 years), Band (7 years), Drumline Section Leader (1 year), Academic Decathlon (2 years), HOSA (2 years), Junior Class (1 year), and Interact Club (1 year).
Accomplishments/Honors: Top-ranking boy (overall ranked 3rd out of 316), Coyote Scholar-4 years, and Certified Nursing Assistant graduate of Coastal Bend College.

What was the best advice you ever received? A few years ago, I read a quote from Mother Teresa that said, “The good things you do today may be forgotten. Do good things anyway.”

Where do you see yourself in five years? In five years, I expect to have already completed my undergraduate studies and will be attending medical school.

If you could change anything about this world, what would it be and why? I believe the world needs more kindness and love. Too often our news is filled with so much negativity and hate. As a society, we need to focus on the ideals of love, acceptance, and mutual understanding to ensure that future generations will grow up in a better society than the one we currently live in.

If you could invite three people to dinner, who would they be and why? First and foremost, I would invite Walt Disney because I have always admired his unwavering mission to make the world a better and happier place, despite the overwhelming adversity he faced. Second, I would invite Lady Gaga because she not only is an amazing singer, songwriter, and actress, but she has been an incredibly outspoken advocate for many anti-bullying initiatives that inspire youth to create a kinder future. Lastly, I would invite J.K. Rowling because is one of my favorite authors, and she overcame so many obstacles in her quest to become a successful writer.

Favorites

Food - Shrimp scampi

Book - The Stand by Stephen King

Movie - Love, Simon

Town in Texas - San Antonio

Vacation Spot - Assisi, Italy