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  • Natalie Di Grazia
    PSJA Southwest Early College High School, Class of 2016

    Associate Degree in Telecommunications from South Texas College

    Plans to Attend: University of Texas at Austin
    Major: Theatre Arts

    Southwest Drama / National Honor Society / Texas Forensics Association / Speech / National Speech Debate Association

    What are your goals and aspirations?
    My plans after high school definitely include pursuing the Art of Theatre. Theatre has always been my passion since I was a little 5-year-old witnessing the production of Beauty and the Beast for the first time. Ever since I was a young girl, I adored to make people happy. Thankfully, I found a way to make people smile and laugh through theatre. In life, I just want to bring joy to everyone's life that watches me perform.

    National Qualifier in Duo Interpretation; All-Star Cast Awards Recipient; Top Speaker Award; Drama President

    How was your Early College experience?
    Being a part of the PSJA Early College has opened so many opportunities for me. It has allowed me to get ahead and achieve many goals at such a young age. I was able to take many college courses and I am receiving my Associate Degree in Telecommunication Studies.

    What would you say to your PSJA Family?
    I would say to enjoy every moment, meet new people, try new things, and to always cherish the memories.

    What would be your message for underclassmen?
    My advice for the underclassmen would be to get ahead and start taking college classes as soon as they can. Also, a huge word of advice would be to not procrastinate. Procrastination can be very hard to overcome, but if you stay organized and focus you will reach your goals a lot faster.