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.
School: Cypress Creek High School
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