Cy-Fair ISD Student of the Week: Andrew Ficalora

Cypress Woods High School junior Andrew Ficalora, a cadet in the school’s Air Force Junior ROTC program, won the Willie A. Tempton Award as the top overall graduate of the Summer Leadership Training Program at Prairie View A&M University. 

School: Cypress Woods High School

Age: 16

Grade: 11

Accomplishments: Prairie View A&M Summer Leadership School distinguished graduate, honor graduate and top overall cadet – 2012.

Favorite class:  U.S. History, “It’s an all-around interesting class.” And JROTC, “It constantly pushes me to become a better leader.”

Favorite thing to do after class: Work on cars, play bass guitar and saxophone in his jazz band. “I like to spend time with my friends.”

Favorite song: “House of the Rising Sun” by The Animals

Favorite website: – “You can get all your musical supplies from them online.”

Favorite TV show: Criminal Minds. “It is very interesting and captivates me with a strong sense of mystery.”

Favorite Movie: The Dark Knight. “It’s a great movie with a great plot. I really loved the action.”

Ambition: “I want to be in the top 20 percent of my class so the school of my choice will accept me – the Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets.”

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