Keaton Marek

Lorena High School

Q: What are your study tips?
A: Don’t wait till the night before a test to start familiarizing yourself with the subject.
Q: What is one thing you wish you’d known in your freshman year?
A: If you’re going to take a lot of AP or dual credit classes, be prepared for a lot of stress and gear up for one heck of a ride.
Q: What is the best lesson you’ve learned from a teacher?
A: You can learn and still have fun at the same time.
Q: What are your school and community involvements?
A: I’m in the National Honor Society. I’m the band president, and I’m in the marching band, the jazz band, the pep band and our wind ensemble. I’m a member of the Central Texas Youth Wind Ensemble. I’m also in cross country and track.
Q: With a busy schedule, what do you do to unwind?
A: I write music or play the piano. Sometimes I just listen to music or go on a bike ride.
Q: What do you plan to do after graduation?
A: I plan on majoring in music studies or composition, and depending on which one of those I major in, I’ll go back to get a master’s or doctorate in the other. I would like to write [compositions] for movies or TV shows.
Q: What has been your favorite subject?
A: Probably German.
Q: What is your proudest accomplishment thus far?
A: Probably writing a composition for our wind ensemble that was performed at UIL.

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