Aaron Sepulveda, 17, the son of Julian Sepulveda and Delilah Sepulveda, says he plans to attend Texas A&M University at College Station following graduation, but is still undecided about his major field of study.
He is in the Honors band, Jazz band, is a member of the swim team and the National Honor Society. He has been a section leader in Band since his sophomore year and is the swim team captain.
Among his accomplishments and honors are being named to the All-District and All-Region bands his sophomore, junior and senior years; qualifying for the State marching band contest; begin named as an All-District and All-Region swimmer his sophomore and junior years; winning a silver medal in the 100 freestyle and a gold medal in the 400 freestyle relay at the district swim meet in his junior year; receiving the Fighting Heart Award for swimming his junior year; and being selected as Homecoming King.
What is the best advice that you have received? Who gave you the advice?
My eighth grade football coach Jose Carrillo would tell us, “You gotta do the things that you don’t want to do.” I have overcome many obstacles following that advice and the results have been spectacular.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
I see myself either graduated from college or finishing up college and getting ready to move to Los Angeles, Calif.
If you could change anything about this world, what would it be and why?
I would end the war with Iraq because many families have lost their loved ones.
If you could invite three people to dinner (other than relatives), who would they be and why?
I would invite Jimmy Page because he is my favorite guitar player. Then I would invite Gordon Goodwin because he is a very awesome jazz composer. The last person I would invite is Will Ferrell because he is my favorite actor.
Book: The Autobiography of Eric Clapton
Movie: The Doors
Town in Texas: San Antonio
Vacation Spot: Los Angeles, Calif.