TEN SENIORS TO WATCH

Meet the pride of Lake Highlands High School

While graduation has been postponed, the top 10 ranked students at Lake Highlands High School deserve recognition and celebration. Here are their post-high school plans as well as their advice.

Katy Spaulding

What are your plans after LHHS?

I will attend the University of Oklahoma to pursue nursing.

What advice would you give to students still at LHHS?

Get involved, do your work and make the most of your time at school.

Lauren Moran

What are your plans after LHHS?

I will attend Texas A&M University and major in business at the Mays Business School.

What advice would you give to students still at LHHS?

Our school has so many great things to offer. From sports, choir and band, to art, dance and service organizations, LHHS has it all. Get plugged into something you enjoy and give it your all. It will make your high school experience that much better.

Osadolor Osawemwenze

What are your plans after LHHS?

I will attend Stanford University, majoring in communications, working to become a creative director, and extend my brand through graphic design and podcasting.

What advice would you give to students still at LHHS?

Become comfortable with the unknown. You may have plans, but one thing can change everything. Realize grades and SAT scores aren’t everything. Schools are adopting a holistic view. They want to see you. Make your essays as personal as possible. What separates you from others is your story. We are complex individuals. Colleges appreciate your honesty and your passion. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and utilize resources. Become best friends with your counselor. You don’t have to invent an app or cure a disease or be a big athlete to get into Stanford. You have to have passion. You have to want to see change in the world.

Angela Landry

What are your plans after LHHS?

I plan to attend the University of Texas at Austin and study business.

Gracie Toombs

What are your plans after LHHS?

I will attend the University of Texas at Austin to study psychology.

What advice would you give to students still at LHHS?

You can accomplish anything you set your mind to as long as you work hard and stay confident in yourself.

Griffin Allen

What are your plans after LHHS?

I will be going to Texas A&M in the fall. I’m going to major in business, specializing in either finance or accounting. I would also really like to study abroad during my time in college, probably somewhere in Europe.

What advice would you give to students still at LHHS?

I’d say to just take as many AP classes as possible to try to get credit for college.

Lucy Hamilton

What are your plans after LHHS?

I’m headed to the University of Alabama to study business and participate in the honors college.

What advice would you give to students still at LHHS?

I encourage students to make the most of their time and get involved with as much as they can because it truly makes the high school experience so much better.

Sam Brokaw

What are your plans after LHHS?

I plan to go Texas A&M University next year where I will study engineering.

What advice would you give to students still at LHHS?

My advice would be to know your priorities. If you know what you value then it can help you to better partition your time. Knowing your priorities can help you remove unnecessary distractions that prevent you from doing what you want.

Lizzie Arnold

What are your plans after LHHS?

I will attend UT Austin with the hopes of becoming a physical therapist and starting a graphic design company.

What advice would you give to students still at LHHS?

Don’t take your time for granted, actually live in the moment and cherish each memory.

George Chandler

What are your plans after LHHS?

I plan to attend The University of Texas at Austin this coming fall.

What advice would you give to students still at LHHS?

First off, when you get to high school, you need to step up your game quickly; do your work and do it well, because from now on out, your grades are going to have serious consequences, and there are no do-overs. Freshman year grades count just as much as your senior year. Second, make sure you take time for your mental health; grades and activities and all matter, but not at the expense of your sanity. And lastly, get involved. Join clubs, find extra-curricular activities and get work experience because colleges and everyone are going to want to know what you did while in high school. Take high school as a time to learn who you are, what your limits are, what you like to do, and figure out how the world works. You’ll be expected to be a kid and yet an adult at the same time, which can be a tricky road, but you’ll get there eventually.