Isael Longoria is one of the outstanding student-athletes at North Dallas High School.
The 18-year-old senior participates in basketball, golf and baseball as well as serving as the 2015-16 Senior Class president.
Isael took a few minutes to answer some questions about himself:
What college are you going to and what will you major in: University of Texas at Austin, and major in corporate communications
School activities: Class president, Bulldog Ambassador, National Honor Society, LULAC and Academic Decathlon
My hobbies are: playing sports, and spending time with my family
My favorite school subject is: Math
The two people I’d most like to meet are: Michael Jordan and Steve Jobs
My favorite restaurants are: Gonzalez Restaurant, and Saltgrass Steak House
My favorite musical artists are: Drake, J. Cole and Luke Bryan
My favorite professional teams are: the Dallas Cowboys, Mavericks and Rangers
My favorite pro athlete is: Stephen Curry
The top 3 songs on my ipod are: “Don’t Take The Girl” by Tim McGraw; “Neon Moon” by Brooks and Dunn; and “Carrying Your Love With Me” by George Strait
I wish I knew how to: play Für Elise by Beethoven on the piano
If I won the lottery, I would: invest the money in stocks, and support my family.
If I could travel anywhere, I would go: Dubai
The best advice I ever received was: From Coach [Brett] Cole. He told me two things, “You make time for things that are important” and “If it was easy, everyone would do it” — those are words I’ll never forget.
The people that inspire me are: my parents
One thing people don’t know about me is: I enjoy thrift shopping.
What I like best about North Dallas: The many opportunities students receive.
How many in your family, including you, attended ND: 3 my older brother (Class of 2003) and older sister (Class of 2008)
What do you want the Class of 2016 to be remembered for: I want the Class of 2016 to be remembered for the great amount of leaders that will have an impact on the world.
What advice would you give to future class presidents? Try your very best to get the student body involved in activities. Also, don’t stress out too much about the duties you have because everything will always work out. “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”
With class officer duties and sports, how do you do both? I make sure that my sports and officer duties don’t interfere with each other. There are times when they do, but that is where having other members comes into play.
You play several sports — which one is your favorite and why? Basketball, because I grew up playing at a young age.
What was your favorite sports moment this year? The day we had our Orange and White game, and to see the amount of students and staff that came out was great. The atmosphere in the gym was amazing.
What sport was most challenging for you and why? It has to be golf. It’s a sport that requires a lot of precision, but I enjoy the challenge.
Any final comments? When I graduate and am successful in whatever field I choose, I’d love to give back to my school and community.