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Alyssa Chavez

Connally High School

Q: What are your study tips?

A: Learn to have discipline and don’t be afraid to find extra help. It’s easy to want to do something else over studying but just putting aside 20 minutes every day helps. And I look up videos on [Khan] Academy or YouTube to help me understand a topic.

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

A: It’s okay to branch out and do new things. You’re not going to be in high school forever, and looking back on it now, there are some groups or activities I wish I would have attended or been a part of.

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

A: I would say chemistry has been my favorite. I think my most challenging subject is AP English.

Q: What are your plans for college?

A: I plan to go to Texas A&M next fall and right now I’ll be majoring in biology. My plan is to hopefully get into [veterinary] school after that.

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

A: My mom always told me that she believed in me no matter what, and that’s really simple, but just knowing that I had a support system really helped me out through all these years.

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

A: A significant teacher for me would definitely be Mrs. Kreder. I’ve had her since my freshman year for journalism, and she’s the one that asked me to be on the UIL journalism team. It’s opened up so many opportunities, and she’s always been there for me academically and if I need anything.

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

A: I’ve never broken a bone!

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