November 30, 2020
Nov. 30, 2020—Cypress Springs High School senior Kevin Herrera is recognized for his outstanding achievements in and out of the classroom.
School: Cypress Springs High School
Accomplishments: Herrera has been named Cypress Springs Scholar of the Month for science, Cypress Springs Panther of the Month, is in the top 3% of his class and was captain of the basketball team for the 2018-2019 season. Herrera also volunteered at various locations across the Cypress Springs community after Hurricane Harvey.
Favorite class: “Although I enjoy all of my classes this year, my two favorites are PALs and College Algebra. I love College Algebra because I’ve always had a thing for math and no feeling is more fulfilling than that of when you answer a question correctly. I love PALs because of everything it stands for, which is building strong bonds and helping others.”
Favorite things to do after class: “I enjoy spending most of my free time with my friends and family, even if that time is spent doing simple things such as watching a game on TV. I also enjoy going to the gym to work out and going outside to play basketball.”
Favorite song: “Any song by J. Cole.”
Favorite website/app: “Twitter, because of how useful it is. I can use it to keep up with the news, politics, trends, sports and even to simply stay in touch with friends.”
Favorite TV show: “ESPN, because I love sports.”
Favorite movie: “My favorite movies are definitely the Fast & Furious movies. They’re my favorite because I have a love for cars and because the movies are all-around interesting, entertaining and full of action.”
Ambition: “I strive to live a life that makes me happy. Whether that happiness comes from money or family, I strive to live a life that I will enjoy.”
What topics/things are you passionate about?: “There are two things that I have a strong passion for, which are school and sports. The reason I’m passionate about school is that I know that a good education can take me far in life and help me accomplish great things. I’ve always had a passion for sports, especially basketball. It’s something that I’ve grown up with my entire life.”
What inspires you?: “My future is what inspires me most. I want to grow up and be able to provide for my future and current family as best as I can. I want to happily live the life that I choose and even though money isn’t everything, I want to earn a good amount to live that life.”
What three things can’t you live without?: “Family, friends and sports. Family and friends because they have my back no matter what and sports because I either grew up watching or playing.”
What are you most looking forward to this semester?: “Making the most of senior year. Even with COVID going on right now, I’ve been trying to make the most out of my experiences. From going to football games and even going to Senior Sunrise, I just hope to make the most out of my last year.”