(HARLINGEN) – Naomi Reyes recently graduated from La Feria High School, but immediately enrolled at Texas State Technical College. The 18-year-old is studying the Academic General Education Core and expects to complete the program by 2018.
The La Feria native is active on campus as a member of the Service Squad, volunteering and committing her time to various philanthropic organizations around the community. Reyes also dedicates herself as a teacher’s aide for bible school and bible studies at her church.
After I finish my academic core, I plan on transferring to Texas A&M International University in Laredo to pursue a bachelor’s degree in English. Ultimately though, I want to be happy in whatever I end up doing and spreading the word of God.
What’s your dream job?
My dream job is to teach English in different countries. Coming from a family where my mom speaks only Spanish, I believe being bilingual is important and I want to help people achieve this. I’m currently teaching myself Korean.
What has been your greatest accomplishment while at TSTC?
My greatest accomplishment has been stepping out of my comfort zone, which doesn’t sound like much of an accomplishment. However, I was really shy and always avoided meeting people or being around large groups, so to me this is a big deal.
What greatest lesson have you learned about yourself or life?
The greatest lesson I have learned is that no matter what I’m going through I will never be alone because I have God by my side to guide and direct me in the right direction.
Who at TSTC has influenced your success?
I believe that everyone I have come in contact with at TSTC has really influenced my success, because even the smallest gestures of kindness are greatly appreciated.
What is your advice for future TSTC students?
There are two important pieces of advice I want to share: Always try your best and do not procrastinate.