Farmer Focus: Junior Luis Guevera

'Showing vulnerability where it counts and showing people your compassionate side is best.'

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Anna Velazquez

“Being an officer next year is something I've never really thought I would be able to do, I feel like I can change things for the positive.”

This month’s Farmer Focus is on junior Luis Guevera who is in NHS, StuCo and Interact.

SNAPSHOTS 

Favorite color: Green

Dream job: Civil engineer

Favorite type of music: Rap

Favorite sport: Soccer

Spirit animal: Sloth

ZOOMING IN

Q: What do you like the most about being in the NHS?

A: “I would say it’s the people you interact with; you get to know different people from different aspects and their views.”

Q: How do you feel about being an officer next year?

A: “Being an officer next year is something I’ve never really thought I would be able to do. I feel like I can change things for the positive.”

Q:  What’s your favorite project you’ve done in StuCo? 

A: “In StuCo, I would say [the] Angel Tree because you give back to the community, give back to people who don’t have certain things we have and give them a little bit of happiness where they don’t have any.”

Q: How has being in NHS, StuCo or Interact helped you?

A: “It helped me become more of a leader and more social with different people, approaching people in different ways. It’s just helped all around and [it’s] a really great help in my social life.”

Q: What is your favorite part of being in Interact?

A: “Interact is more of the satisfaction of helping someone, knowing you won’t get anything in return. All you get is happiness, seeing them happy just for the effort [you] put into [it]. Like handing them food, we experience a lot of joy and doing that with different people feels good.”

Q: What made you choose to be in the NHS?

A: “NHS, it was more [because] it might be good for college. My friends were going to do it so I was like, ‘I might as well join too.’”

Q: Why did you decide to be in StuCo?

A: “I wanted to be more involved in my school and where it would get me.”

Q: What’s the biggest life lesson you’ve learned from being in these organizations?

A: “A way to be vulnerable. Showing imperfection shows people know you have feelings too, you’re not perfect. You think that as a leader, no one going to follow you because you’re idiotic. Showing vulnerability where it counts and showing people your compassionate side is best.”

Q: What are you most excited about next year?

A: “Being an officer, showing people I can be a leader and just getting to know people, getting to be more involved in my community and just getting new experiences.”

Q: Your biggest struggle being in these things?

A: “[My] biggest struggle is having to balance my work life and school. I get out late from work and then I don’t have time to do things from school. I get really tired most of the time. That is a struggle, balancing my work life and school.”