Andrew Lazara – Miami Springs Senior High
The son of immigrants from the Philippines, Andrew admires his mother’s determination and optimism in striving to achieve the American dream. This has encouraged him to work hard to achieve success. Not only did he earn a 4.785 weighted GPA while attending Miami Springs Senior High, he was also active in academic and athletic organizations.
He was Parlamentarian of Health Occupation Students of America; Captain of the Varsity Tennis and the Cross-Country teams; and a member of the Debate Team, the mathematics honor society Mu Alpha Theta and Anchor Service Club. He also completed over 500 community service hours.
Among his academic achievements, Andrew earned 1st Place at the Health Occupation Students of America Regional Competition, 2nd Place at the Florida State Leadership Conference, an Excellent Award at the Miami-Dade STEAM Expo, and qualified at the International Leadership Conference. He was also nominated for the Miami-Dade Scholar Athlete of the Year, the Best in PE Award, and the Best in Math Award.
He graduated from high school this past June and has now headed to the University of South Florida. When we interviewed him via Skype, we were impressed by his demeanor, and his professionalism.