Student Spotlight: Oscar Lopez


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Oscar Lopez works on homework during activity period.

As the end of the year gets closer, seniors are applying for colleges and scholarships and making plans for after graduation; juniors are watching it all and preparing to step into that spot in the fall. One of the juniors who said he is anxious to be a senior is Oscar Lopez.

Lopez has attended school here for seven years. In high school, he has been involved in FFA, Spanish Club, and the Forensics Club.

“I’m very glad to be involved in these clubs,” Lopez said. “It’s been a great way to meet new people and help out in the community.”

Besides working hard to keep his grades up and being in clubs, Lopez also volunteers at the food bank in Madisonville.

“I like to give back,” Lopez said. “I know it’s not much, but every little helps.”

College is a big priority, and he has already started looking at colleges. Lopez hopes to attend A&M to be an architect.

“It’s a long shot, but I’m really trying to achieve my goals,” Lopez said. “Between school, volunteering and work I have a full plate.”

Like so many other students, Oscar is saving up for a car and college. His dream car would be a white 2016 Corvette.

“Personally, I like working,” Lopez said. “It’s a way to turn a little extra cash without asking my parents for it.”

As the year goes by, Oscar is counting down the days until summer.

“I can’t wait to be a senior and then get out into the real world,” Lopez said. “I know what I’m working for will be worth it.”