Eric Daniel Martinez
Hello there. My name is Eric Daniel Martinez. I am 19 and live in Washington, NC. My favorite hobbies are acting, singing, doing stand-up comedy, and playing video games. I plan on going to ECU when I graduate and getting a BFA in Theatre with a concentration in Professional Acting. When I think about my life up to this point, the word that comes to mind is “blessed”. I have a loving family that have supported me throughout all my endeavors, great friends that I share some of my best memories with, and passionate teachers who truly cared about my education. That is not to say that my life has always been sunshine and roses. There were times where I felt intensely angry, frustrated, and vulnerable. Where it seemed like all my hard work had gone to waste and I felt like a complete fool. But I needed to go through this struggle, to know what defeat was, so that I could come out a stronger, more independant person. A song that perfectly encapsulates this feeling is the song “My Way” by Frank Sinatra. In it, he states that while life has kicked him down more times then he can remember, he still has no regrets at the end of the day since he lived his life on his own terms. He was no sheep blindly following the crowd. He made his own path and choose his own destiny. And that’s what I’ll do too. I’ll live my life my way.
SCHOOL: Beaufort County Early College High School
NAME: Eric Daniel Martinez
PLANS FOR NEXT YEAR: I will attend ECU and enroll in their theatre arts program.
WHAT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING TASK AS A SENIOR: The most challenging task would be balancing work and school and doing both successfully.
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR UNDER CLASSMEN: Always get your work done early so that you have plenty of time to revise it. Don’t be afraid to ask teachers for help as well.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR SENIOR YEAR: The highlight of my senior year would have to be getting accepted into ECU.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS: I hope to see myself on Broadway or Chicago, performing with the big stars and making a name for myself.
WHO IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE AND WHY: The people who have influenced me the most have been my parents. They taught me that hard work is key to success and the struggles life gives you will only make you stronger.
I AM MOST UNIQUE BECAUSE: I don’t know when to quit. Whether it’s studying, rehearsing, or trying to make a friend I can’t stop until I accomplish whatever goal I have laid out for myself.
WHAT IS THE ONE QUOTE YOU LIVE BY: “Let your loved ones know that you cherish and appreciate them, because you’ll never know when they’ll be gone”- Unknown
WHAT ARE 5 THINGS YOU VALUE MOST IMPORTANT AT THIS POINT IN YOUR LIFE: I value honesty, loyalty, hard work, integrity, and my loved ones.
IF YOU COULD MOVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD IT BE AND WHY: Anywhere that is simple and comfortable. I just want to live in a place that has a sense of safety and peace.
WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOUR CLASSMATES STILL DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU AFTER ALL THIS TIME: I am a sucker for a good romance novel/movie.
WHICH YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL WAS YOUR FAVORITE: My favorite year of high school would probably be my senior year since I made really good friends and accomplished a lot of personal goals.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE ITEM WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: A boat with lots of gas. Technically it’s an item.