Samantha Soliz, 18, the daughter of Noela Garcia, said of her future, “I plan on attending and graduating from Texas State University - San?Marcos. In college I’ll major in Mass?Communication – Broadcast Journalism and minor in English. As an adult, I will get married, have a successful broadcasting career and live happily ever after!”
While a student at AHS, she has been a member of the National Honor?Society, PALS, co-editor of the school newspaper, T.A.F.E. vice-president, a member of Interact, the GO-Center, and the UIL journalism team.
Among her accomplishments and honors she numbers being inducted into the National Honor Society, placing all four years in the National History Fair in the Performance category, receiving first place as a freshman, sophomore and junior and third place as a senior, being a reocurring member of the UIL journalism team and qualifying for Region as a freshman, being number 17 in her class and being a Coyote Scholar.
What is the best advice you have ever received? Who gave you the advice?
My mother always told me to treat others how I?would want to be treated. As I’ve gotten older I’ve evaluated that advice into believing in karma and it helps me out every day.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
I see myself graduated from college and in my first stages of my journalism career, living somewhere in beautiful central Texas.
If you could change anything about this world, what would it be and why?
If I could change anything about the world I’d make no country an underdeveloped country, because if no countries were underdeveloped less people would have to suffer and it would benefit the entire world.
If you could invite three people to dinner (other than relatives) who would they be and why?
Zac Efron, that way we could meet, fall in love and get married. Jackie Kennedy, because she’s a fashion icon and the classiest thing to ever grace the White House. And Anderson Cooper, maybe he can throw in some career advice for me.
Food: Pizza (specifically Domino’s)
Book: The Great Gatsby
Movie: Bride Wars
Town in Texas: Alice, Texas!
Vacation spot: no preference