Ricardo maintains a 4.0 GPA while being involved in school clubs and student council. He loves to read and cook, as well as spending time playing pool with his dad.
A. I want to set an example for others on respect and kindness. I believe that all students can make the school more welcoming, which is something the teachers believe in as well because it is one of the school’s three core values. Also, with no treasurer in office this year, I want to help raise and manage funds for student opportunities, like STUCO conventions and leadership conferences.
Q. As an avid reader, what is your favorite book? Author?
A. John Green is my favorite author. I enjoy his writing style and his books, “The Fault In Our Stars” in particular being my favorite book.
Q. What does it take to be a 4.0 student?
A. Taking good, organized, and focused notes goes a long way. It helps me remember things in so studying for tests I can find the information from the notebook very easily. Also, a degree of planning (to manage time) is needed to stay on top of assignments, which is crucial; for example, having an agenda or using sticky notes helps to remember things that require attention.
Q. Can you tell us about the clubs you’re involved in at school?
A. I use some of these clubs, like Culinary, Knitting Club, Chess Club, and Reading Club, to pursue hobbies. I am also in Best Buddies and National Junior Honor Society.
Q. What is your favorite dish to cook?
A. I enjoy cooking spaghetti, where the fun, and not to mention delicious, part is experimenting with making the sauce from scratch.
Ricardo Solorzano is an eighth grader at Willis Junior High School.