Manuel DeLaRosa

Reicher Catholic High School

Q: What are your study tips?

A: Don’t cram before the night of the test. It’s a lot more beneficial to just get a good night’s sleep.

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

A: I wish I’d known that I should have started studying for the PSAT freshman year and started preparing.

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

A: I’d say the most challenging subject has been anatomy. Favorite subject has been calculus.

Q: What are your plans for college?

A: I plan to go to Texas A&M and major in aerospace engineering. I like engineering because I tend to be pretty good at math and also just at general problem-solving. As to aerospace, both my parents were in the Air Force, and I grew up around airplanes.

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

A: My robotics coach. He was kind of the one who influenced me to be interested in engineering and going to Texas A&M as well.

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

A: Growing up I was never really good at sports, and my dad would tell me it doesn’t matter whether you’re good at sports as long as you can use your mind to solve problems.

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

A: A lot of people don’t know I was actually born in Florida. I moved here at age 3, but I was actually born on Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

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