CFISD Student of the Week: Blake Hughes

Cypress Texas
Posted May 16, 2016

Cy-Fair, TX (May 18,2016) 
When flooding struck the CFISD community last month, Cypress Creek High School senior Blake Hughes—a volunteer with the Cypress Creek Volunteer Fire Department—spent nearly 39 hours helping those affected by the disaster. Hughes, whose father also works for the Cypress Creek VFD, performed multiple rescues in the days after the flood. He often volunteers overnight and attends school the following day. “I can’t think of a better example of a great young man,” said Jason Hawkins, Cypress Creek assistant principal.

0516 SOTW Blake Hughes

School: Cypress Creek High School

Age: 17

Grade: 12

Accomplishments: Member of PALs organization; Cypress Creek Volunteer Fire Department volunteer.

Favorite class: PALs. “It gives me a chance to make a difference in a young person’s life.”

Favorite things to do after class: Volunteer at the Cypress Creek VFD, attend Cypress Creek softball and baseball games and outdoor activities including hunting and fishing.

Favorite song: “The Red” by Chevelle

Favorite TV show: SportsCenter

Favorite movie: The Shawshank Redemption.

Ambition: To be a full-time professional firefighter.

What topics/things are you passionate about? Family, anything to do with the fire department and outdoor activities.

What inspires you? My dad.

What three things can’t you live without? My wallet, $3 and my pen. “I’m a simple man.”

What are you most looking forward to this year? Graduation