Mikeal Parsons

Midway High School

Q: What has helped you develop good study habits?

A: Focusing in class so that when I start studying, I have an idea of what the test will be over and can connect the dots.

Q: Do you have any study tips to offer students?

A: Try to minimize distractions as much as possible.

Q: Where is your favorite study spot?

A: My house.

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

A: Try and meet a lot of different people earlier on. That way, you can develop relationships for four years.

Q: What is the best lesson you’ve learned from a teacher?

A: I learned to set intermediate goals that were attainable in order to reach bigger goals.

Q: What are your school and community involvements?

A: In the community, I’m involved with Mission Waco, and I work with St. Jerome Catholic Church youth group. At school, I’m president of National Honor Society and in the Political Science Club. I play baseball, and I’m in the French Club. In the summer, I work at Columbus Avenue Day Camp.

Q: How do you decompress from a stressful schedule?

A: I walk around or read fiction.

Q: Use one word to describe yourself.

A: Diligent.

Q: What do you plan to do after high school graduation?

A: I want to go to an Ivy League school to study economics or political science.

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