Cypress Ridge High School senior Ricardo Torres has excelled in the district’s deaf education program, a part of the Northwest Harris County Cooperative for the Hearing Impaired (NWHCC). Torres currently ranks 16th in his class and will attend the Texas A&M University School of Engineering after graduation. Last fall, Torres helped the Rams’ cross country team place third in the District 17-5A Championships by finishing sixth overall with a time of 17:05.10
School: Cypress Ridge High School
Accomplishments: National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Most Valuable Runner for the cross country team, Extra Mile (hard working athletes for track and cross country).
Favorite class: Anything math related. “I’m currently taking calculus. I love doing numbers.”
Favorite thing to do after class: “Running with my team.”
Favorite website: NFL.com. “I love to watch NFL football. Go Texans!”
Favorite TV show: How I Met Your Mother. “It’s hilarious.”
Favorite Movie: Ultimate Gift. “It’s about learning life lessons and how working hard will pay off.”
Ambition: “I want to be an engineer. Engineering requires great skills in the mathematics field, which I am confident in.”
What topics/things are you passionate about? Calculus and football. “Calculus really entertains me, and I can rave on about football players.”
What inspires you? “The deaf stereotype. I want to prove to everyone that the stereotype ‘deaf and dumb’ is wrong and false.”
What three things can’t you live without? God, family and friends.