Twenty Questions with Senior Alejandro Lopez

  1. Do you have a favorite marching band student? If so, who is it?

    • I do have a favorite, but that will not be disclosed.
  2. Where are you going to college? What do you plan to study there?

    • I’m going to college at Harding University for music education with a minor in composition.
  3. Do you prefer band or drama? Why?

    • I prefer band, although both were very close. My reasoning is that band has a lot more structure and all the people are committed all the time. Even though I don’t view drama as the sideline activity, it doesn’t have the commitment that band does.
  4. What is your favorite drama show preformed?

    • My favorite drama show would have to be Newsies Jr.
  5. What are you proudest of?

    • I am most proud of our band this coming year. It has nothing to do with placement but with the goals we set for ourselves. The band after recovering from COVID and several other factors did many remarkable things, staying competitive throughout the whole season even with our size.
  6. What is your favorite memory from school so far?

    • My favorite memory from school would probably be the day that people started saying hello to me in the hallways.
  7. Which event did you look most forward to this year? Did it live up to your expectations?

    • I looked forward to going to State finals, and it always is better than the last time.
  8. Do you drive to school? If so, what is the song that you listen to the most while driving there?

    • I do drive to the school. If I’m listening to music, it is on the radio.
  9. If you could change one school rule, what would it be?

    • I would allow headphones inside classrooms if the teacher is ok with it.
  10. How would your friends describe you?

    • They would describe me as nice and very predictable in my responses.
  11. Who has been the biggest influence on your life? What lessons did that person or those people teach you?

    • My biggest influence was probably Noah Mcspadden, because he really was the one to teach me how to be a responsible leader in the band.
  12. If you could create ONE new club for next year, what would it be?

    • I would create a physical Health club, we talk about social and emotional health a lot, but we tend to forget that one of the best ways to gain wellness is to do physical activity.
  13. What project or assignment challenged you the most? Why?

    • The assignment that challenged me the most would have to be one of Mr. Lindley’s analytical papers, probably the first one. This is mainly due to the level of application required for it, as it is not something that can be done at a surface level.
  14. What was the worst class you have ever had? Why?

    • Spanish 3 online, due to the nature of it being an online class, I hate being online.
  15. What was the best class you have ever had? Why?

    • The best class that I have ever had would of course be Band, mainly this year. Because we had band first period I would sometimes come in with snacks and food (like dubs) and talk with people before school starts, or we would get an early start and practice before announcements.
  16. How would you like to be remembered? Anything you are doing to try and get there?

    • I want to be remembered as a reason to be a good person. My main goal this year was to prove it’s alright to go against the grain and be a good person in the most complete sense, because there are thousands of benefits that come along with it. I mainly go about this in a very passive fashion. I’m not proactively doing anything, but I try to control the small decisions for the better, the ones most people don’t think about, because the choices that don’t matter are the ones that define people. My mentality is the saying, ‘If there is clearly a right choice, why would I even play with the thought of a bad one, even if it’s easier.
  17. Who are the people that make you the happiest?

    • The people that don’t care about following trends or following other people. Anyone who isn’t afraid to be odd or abstract. This mostly applies to my groups in Drama and Band. Above all these things are the people that don’t need background information to be nice to you.
  18. What is your favorite school snack?

    • I loved the chocolate cookies that the school used to sell. Still miss them.
  19. What is your favorite school lunch item?

    • I always liked chili and grilled cheese. It was something that I always had nostalgia for.
  20. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

    • I would like to be more proactive in my own choices, which is mostly making sure I don’t procrastinate on homework or important tasks.