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: Sean Chapa
Parents: Debbie Gonzalez Chapa and Raul Chapa
Educational or Future Plans: I plan to further my education and attend the University of Texas at San Antonio. I plan on majoring in Kinesiology and later on trying to enter the PT program and making my way to become a Physical Therapist.
Clubs and Officer Positions: Member of HOSA for two consecutive years. An athlete in football and track for four consecutive years. Early College High School student for four years.
Accomplishments/Honors: All-Academic All-District for three years, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Year. Junior year: 1st Team All-District Punter, All-South Texas Punter, 1st Team All-State Punter, 2nd Team All-District Safety, District Champs in 4x200 Relay, Area Champs 4x200, 2nd Place in Regionals, State Finalists, and 1st Team All-South Texas Relay. Senior Year: 1st Team All-District Safety and 2nd team All-District Punter. Associate’s of Art from Coastal Bend College (May 2019)
What was the best advice you ever received? Who gave you the advice? “Dreams don’t work unless you do.” This advice was given to me by my classmate, Brooke Lassmann. I like this because what she’s saying is you won’t achieve what you want to unless you work for it and that is very true.
Where do you see yourself in five years? In about five years, I see myself in school, furthering my education by pursuing a doctorate in Physical Therapy. Also, I see myself more mentally prepared for anything that may come my way and possibly more financially stable.
If you could change anything about this world what would it be and why? If I could change one thing about this world it would be the equality of others. I do not think that everyone is treated equally and many people are judged based on their race, gender, religion, and sexuality. I believe that no matter what a person believes in or what they choose, they should not be judged in any way at all.
If you could invite three people to dinner (other than relatives), who would it be and why? One of the people I would invite to dinner would be Zendaya because one, she is stunning but also because she seems like such a genuine human being. Another person I would invite to dinner would definitely have to be Kevin Hart because he’s one of the funniest people that I have seen through social media. The last person I would invite to dinner is Sean Taylor, who was a famous football star that played at the safety position. He was one of the best defensive backs to play the game. Unfortunately, he was killed while someone was breaking into his house.
Book: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Movie: Mile 22
Town in Texas: San Antonio
Vacation Spot: The Frio River