LHS Top 10 – 7. Wyatt Cole

Get to know Number 7 Wyatt Cole as he reflects on his high school experience


Q: What is your favorite food?

A: “The most difficult question of all time for one who enjoys all food… Raising Cane’s is pretty good though.”

Q:  If you had one million dollars, what would you buy first?

A:I have to admit, having a car nicer than a 20-year-old van would be nice.”

Q: What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?

A: With my free time, I usually talk to friends on Discord or find something to watch.”

Q: What is your favorite video game and why?

A: Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild is my favorite because it’s a beautiful game with tons of content.”

Q: What is your hidden talent?

A: It’s not exactly hidden or a talent, but I know how to build computers.”


Q: What college will you attend? What is your intended major?

A:I’m going to the University of Texas at Austin to major in computer engineering.”

Q: What extracurriculars have you been in throughout high school?

A: I’ve been in [National Honor Society] and Mu Alpha Theta, as well as band and the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra.”

Q: What was the most challenging aspect about balancing extracurriculars and academics?

A: When you’re involved in that many extracurricular activities, especially band, it feels like you never have any downtime. You always feel busy because there’s always something for you to do, and sometimes it can get to your head and drive you crazy. In the end though, I always came out happy and satisfied with everything, so I’d say it was definitely worth it.”

Q: What class was the hardest for you? Why?

A: AP English Literature was by far my most difficult class. I’m not the type of person who loves writing, and that’s a class that has you constantly writing essays. Luckily, I had a couple of friends that kept me sane, but even so, it stressed me out more than any course I’ve ever taken and was the closest I came to giving up. I managed to pass the class with an A though, so in the end, I know my struggles in that class only made me stronger.”

Q: Who has helped you the most throughout this journey? How have they? 

A: My parents have always supported and helped me. They intervened when I put school above my own health and encouraged me when I thought I would give up. My friends have also always been there for me when I went through hard times and were there to enjoy the good times with me.”

Q: What has been the most memorable part of high school?

A: The most memorable part without a doubt has been my time in band. Everyone in the band is incredibly supportive of each other and we go through all of high school together. There’s no experience I’ve ever had that even comes close to having the impact on me that band has had. Despite the hardships, I would absolutely do it all again.”

Q: What do you miss most about traditional high school over at-home learning?

A: I would say I miss seeing my friends every day, but that seems a bit obvious. I honestly miss actually sitting in class because it’s been difficult for me to keep myself motivated throughout quarantine.”

Q: What advice would you give to your freshman self? 

A: I would tell the little freshman Wyatt to just keep at it as best as he can and to enjoy everything around him because before he knows what’s going on, he’ll be done with high school forever and wish he had more time.”

Q: What are you most excited about regarding college?

A: I’m extremely excited to study the things I’m truly interested in and meet people who share the same interests.”

Q: Where do you hope to see yourself in 10 years?

A: “It’s crazy to think that in just 10 years, I’ll be 28 years old. I have no idea what the world holds for me, but I hope that I’ll have picked a direction for my life and quite simply, I hope to be happy.”