Anissa Benavides


Parents: J.M. and Debbie Benavides


Educational or Future Plans: I plan on attending Texas A&M Corpus Christi for my Business Management Degree along with getting to do journalism.


Clubs and Officer Positions: I'm involved in National Honor Society, I'm also involved in choir, video game design, and journalism assisting with the pictures when needed. I also have been involved with the Teen A.C.T.S retreats with St. Elizabeth church.


Accomplishments/Honors: I was nominated Teen of the Quarter, for helping out the community. I also made Regional Treble Choir.


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


Beauty is not in the face; it is the light in the heart. -Mom


Where do you see yourself in 5 years?


I see myself working hard on getting the latest scoop for the audience or being a successful entrepreneur.


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


I would change how people treat other people because life is too short to be mean or judgmental to someone.


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


I would invite the lead singer Patrick Stump from the band called Fall Out Boy because he inspired me to join choir. I would also invite Rachel Renee Russell who wrote the book series Dork Diaries because she inspired me to "Let your inner dork shine through".


Favorite Food: Burgers


Favorite Book: Percy Jackson and the Olympians The Lightning Thief


Favorite Movie: Ferris Bueller's Day Off


Favorite Town in Texas: Mustang Island


Favorite Vacation Spot: New Orleans, Louisiana


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