April 12, 2016
April 11, 2016—Kahla Middle School eighth-grade student Estefani Vasquez is looking forward to high school, and has already begun making plans for the next level with a solid attempt at the ACT exam. A literature enthusiast, Vasquez is interested in a career in animation. She admires those who have made it far with few resources.
School: Kahla Middle School
Accomplishments: Scored 21 out of 36 on ACT college entrance exam; received straight A’s each year of middle school; two-year member of Kahla volleyball team.
Favorite class: Language arts. “I love literature and writing. With literature, there’s always so much to consider and lives to visit.”
Favorite things to do after class: Work on my bullet journal
Favorite song: “Golden Days” by Panic! At the Disco
Favorite website: “I tend to use 8tracks and Google a lot. Also, studyign.com is a good resource.”
Favorite TV show: Steven Universe. “It deals with very complex issues in a very soft way while still having an interesting plot.”
Favorite movie: The Star Wars trilogy and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. “I enjoy the plot and how Audrey’s character is very independent.”
Ambition: “I want to become an animator. I also want to become a valedictorian. Also, I want a big house with the most beautiful garden I have ever seen.”
What topics/things are you passionate about? “I’m very passionate about the books I read (including Harry Potter, TRC and Percy Jackson). I’m also passionate about learning languages, traveling and history.”
What inspires you? “Other people who have made it so far with so little. My parents and various books filled with sweet words inspire me as well.”
What three things can’t you live without? “Apart from the necessary basics—books, pencils and paper—I can’t live without my phone. It is an outlet to the outside world (not just a distraction).”
What are you most looking forward to this year? “I’m most looking forward to passing all of my classes and moving on to high school.”