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Samuel Ortega Rangel

University High School

Q: What are your study tips?
A: I don’t like to study with music because I get distracted. I kick everyone out of my room and get to work.
Q: What is the best lesson you’ve learned from a teacher?
A: One of my math teachers once told me if I found something was hard, it meant I wasn’t paying attention.
Q: What are your school and community involvements?
A: I’ve played tennis and soccer. I’m the president of our class, and I did student council at one point. I did UIL math and science. I volunteer with my church twice a week.
Q: With a busy schedule, what do you do to unwind?
A: Whenever I need to relax or take a break, I like to shoot soccer balls into my goal that’s in my backyard.
Q: What do you plan to do after graduation?
A: I plan to go to Texas A&M’s School of Engineering.
Q: What has been your favorite subject?
A: Math. I think it’s a combination. I’m good at math naturally, but I also like how there is a definite answer.
Q: What has been your most challenging subject?
A: Probably composition. It’s very hard for me to write because I feel like there should be an exact answer for everything.
Q: What one word describes you best?
A: Hardworking.
Q: What is your proudest accomplishment thus far?
A: Getting valedictorian and keeping it for a year or two now.

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