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Dagoberto Lopez

Dagoberto Lopez

PSJA North Early College High School, Class of 2019

Associate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from South Texas College

Plans to Attend: The University of Texas at Austin
Major: Theatre Arts & Speech Communications

National Honors Society, Varsity Cheerleader, Speech & Debate President, PSJA Student Ambassador

What are your goals and aspirations?
I want to perform on the Broadway stage and compete at the collegiate level in speech forensics. I also want to give back to my community that has done so much to help make my high school career successful.

National Honors Society, Varsity Cheerleader, Speech & Debate President, PSJA Student Ambassador, Ranked among top 3 students in the nation for the National Speech & Debate Association, TFA State Qualifier Dramatic Interpretation, TFA State Qualifier Program Oral Interpretation, NIETOC Qualifier Dramatic Interpretation, NIETOC Qualifier Program Oral Interpretation, Homecoming King Nominee

How was your Early College experience?
I feel grateful for my experiences at PSJA as I was able to learn about my self as an individual, actor, and friend. I don’t think I can ever repay PSJA for everything it has done for me. I know that if I did not have taken this opportunity I wouldn’t be where I am today. Despite having countless numbers of people telling me that I couldn’t do it or that I would never do it, PSJA believed in me. 

What has Early College done for you?
The PSJA Early College Program has done wonders for me. I have been able to take so many college classes in order to finish two years of college by the time I graduate high school. It has also given me memories and friends that I will cherish forever. Many students tend to think the Early College process isn’t for them or that is too much work, but honestly, it’s so much fun and super easy if you just put time into it. I’ve been in more than five clubs and I also go every Saturday to compete in UIL and TFA events, but I was still able to accomplish so much in the PSJA Early College program.

What would you say to your PSJA Family?
Thank you for allowing me to compete at the national level and for giving me the tools I need to succeed. I know as teenagers we can be very rebellious, but I know that we all appreciate everything PSJA does for us. Please keep on supporting your bands, and theatres and choirs, and orchestras because just like sports, the fine arts are just as successful. As Mr. Jon Taylor has said countless of times, “PSJA is home to the best fine arts departments in the state of Texas.” As the lights begin to go down and the curtains are slowly closing on my senior year, I know that my PSJA family will forever continue to show their love and compassion after high school. Thank you for being my second loving family. It was through your support that a star was born and revealed to the world.