Greene Central High School - Marco Antonio Valle Garcia

I go to Greene Central High School in Snow Hill, North Carolina. My name is Marco Antonio Valle Garcia. I have 4 sisters and a 1 brother. At Greene Central I've learned what it means to be a leader while being a friend to other students at Greene Central. From being the President of organizations to being the Drum Major of the marching band, Greene Central has taught me that ones potential is never capped to what others tell you it is, your potential is unlimited in the sense that it is a mental game. My future plans revolve around teaching due to my passion for helping others that I've developed over the course of the school year through mentoring and tutoring. I wanted to be the best citizen I could so I also joined the Marine Corps out of patriotic belief and the want to belong to a group which will leave a legacy. High school in all has changed my life and has shown me my true purpose in life.

SCHOOL: Greene Central High School
NAME: Marco Antonio Valle Garcia
AGE: 18
PLANS FOR NEXT YEAR: Attend Marine Corps BMT as a 92 Day Reservist, Attend East Carolina University as a Maynard Scholar Majoring in Secondary Math Education.
WHAT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING TASK AS A SENIOR: Fighting the dreadful "Senioritis", more so balancing fun and school.
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR UNDERCLASSMEN: School 1st, Party 2nd. Not to say don't have fun but make sure you get your work done and then have fun after... Or do both! Make studying and learning fun so you enjoy school to the fullest.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR SENIOR YEAR: The highlight of my senior year... woah that's a tough one. I believe the greatest accomplishment was enlisting into the greatest fighting force in the world, The United States Marine Corps.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS: In 10 years I see myself being an educator helping students reach their dream jobs and pushing minority students to look forward to a higher education. As well as still being in the Marine Corps Reserves.
WHO IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE AND WHY: The most influential person in my life is my Step Father. He came into my life and took care of me and my four siblings at the time and he stuck by and showed me what it meant to have morals and principals.
I AM MOST UNIQUE BECAUSE: I have a drive for success, pushing myself farther than any student I've seen in my class. From breaking boundaries of bring the first Hispanic Drum Major at my school to being President of 4 Clubs, I have encountered few students similar to me on that level of school involvement.
WHAT IS THE ONE QUOTE YOU LIVE BY: "It's never about the destination, it's about the journey to the destination that matters".
WHAT ARE 5 THINGS YOU VALUE MOST IMPORTANT AT THIS POINT IN YOUR LIFE: In order: religion/principals, family, school, band family, friends.
IF YOU COULD MOVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD IT BE AND WHY: I've always wanted to live in Canada, medicinal prices are significantly lower and it's one of the calmest countries in the world. A major plus is if I wanted to return to the states, it's right next door.
WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOUR CLASSMATES STILL DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU AFTER ALL THIS TIME: That I still have that underlying fear of public speaking, even though I may seem comfortable and relaxed when talking in public it still feels like that first day where I stood in front of a group and talked.
WHICH YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL WAS YOUR FAVORITE: Junior year, although it was a stressful time, Junior year showed me that all the hard work I put in over the years would pay off in the end. In addition, the Marching Band has as successful year with a new Band Director.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE ITEM WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: A machete, its a multifunctional tool which I could use to defend myself from wild life and create my luxurious deserted island hotel with.

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