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
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: musiciansfriend.com – “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.”