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Alexis Cervantez

University High School

Q: What are your study tips?

A: A lot of times when I’m having trouble with something, I go home and look up additional sources, sometimes resources for kids or ones that simplify the topic for me to better understand it.

Q: What is one thing you wish you’d known your freshman year?

A: One thing I wish I had known about more is our AVID program [Advancement Via Individual Determination]. They give a lot of help with scholarships and applications.

Q: What has been your favorite and your most challenging subjects?

A: I really enjoy math. I’ve always caught onto math really well. Last year I took AP calculus, and that was one of my favorite subjects. I think my most challenging subject is AP chemistry, which I’m taking this year.

Q: What are your plans for college?

A: I plan to go to University of North Texas to study biomedical engineering. After that, I want to go to [medical] school to be an orthopedic surgeon.

Q: Growing up, what is something your mother or father always told you?

A: My dad always told me never settle for less and never be satisfied with mediocrity.

Q: Was there one teacher who had a significant impact on you?

A: My AP calculus teacher, Ms. Layman, who is also my cheer coach. She’s had a big impact on me, and she’s someone who sees my potential.

Q: What is something most people don’t know about you?

A: I’m 18, but I can’t drive! I took drivers [education] when I turned 16 and got my permit, but I just never got around to it.

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