As a long-standing tradition, the Alice Echo-News Journal recognizes one Alice High School senior each week as Teen of the Week. At the end of the school year, the students recognized are eligible for a $1,500 scholarship awarded by the Echo-News Journal and sponsored Guaranty Title and Abstract Company.

Name: Myra Perez.

Parents: Rodolfo Perez Jr., Janice Perez.

Educational or Future Plans: I plan on attending college and becoming an art therapist or opening my own art studio to teach people art.

Clubs and Officer Positions: Women's Varsity Choir, Lady Coyotes varsity soccer, National Honors Society and FFA.

Accomplishments/Honors: Soccer Honorable Mention, 2016-2017; All-Region Treble Choir, 2016-2017; Soccer Honorable Mention 2017-2018; UIL State Solo-Ensemble (Choir), 2018; All-Region Treble Choir, 2018-2019; and UIL State Solo-Ensemble (Choir), 2019.

What was the best advice you ever received? Who gave you the advice?: The best advice I ever received from someone was for me to always push for my dreams and to never give up on them. This advice was given to me by Drew Chadwick from a band named Emblem3.

Where do you see yourself in five years?: In five years, I see myself pursuing my dreams of creating art.

If you could change anything about this world, what would it be and why?: If I could change anything about our world, it would be for us not to judge one another because of our differences. I wish I could change this because people don't see and appreciate the beauty that comes within our differences and we need to realize that.

If you could invite three people to dinner (other than relatives) who would it be and why?: If I could invite three people, other than relatives, to dinner I would invite Shane Dawson, Halsey, and lastly Banksy. Each of these individuals has a career involving art and each of these individuals is different compared to everyone else. They taught me that being different, expressing myself through art, and by being my true self is okay as long as it makes me happy.

Favorites
Food: Chicken Alfredo.
Book: Hate List by Jennifer Brown.
Movie: White Chicks.
Town or City in Texas: San Antonio.
Vacation Spot: Key West, Florida.