CYPRESS — Dean Middle School seventh grade student Valeria Lara excels as a student-athlete for the Mustangs, as she is on the honor roll and earned first place in every cross country competition she raced in this season.
School: Dean Middle School
Accomplishments: Lara participates in band and athletics for the Mustangs. During the cross country season, she won every race she competed in. In addition, Lara was named to the honor roll.
Favorite class: “Science, because I have many friends in the class. It’s very interesting doing labs and independent work with my friends.”
Favorite things to do after class: “I love to go play soccer with my teammates and spend time with my family and friends.”
Favorite song: “In Your Eyes by The Weeknd.”
Favorite website/app: “Instagram as it’s really where I connect with all my friends and share my personal life in a good way.”
Favorite TV show: “I love watching Raven’s Home with my siblings. We always laugh and have good times.”
Favorite movie: “Coco is my favorite. I watch it every day and it’s just a very humbling movie I can watch with my siblings.”
Ambition: “I want to be an engineer in the future.”
What topics/things are you passionate about?: “My grades since I work hard to get the best possible grades and keep making A’s. I’m also passionate about sports, especially soccer.”
What inspires you?: “Really, it’s my parents. They’ve supported me throughout my whole life. There’s not one time I’ve felt left out and because of that, I would not know what to do without them.”
What three things can’t you live without?: “My family, friends and soccer.”
What are you most looking forward to this semester?: “Participating in a lot of sports and making new friends.”