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Scholar Athlete: Francis Sanchez, Somerset High School

What are you most excited about for your senior year and why?

The most exciting thing for my senior year is all the memories that I am going to create with my closest friends that I have known ever since I was four years old. And how I will be able to start
a NEW chapter in my life afterwards.

What drives you to be successful in the classroom and in your particular sport?

My mom and abuelo drive me be successful in the classroom and on the field because of all the scarifies they've made for me throughout my life to get me were I am today, and for the man who I
have become. And how they taught me to always strive for greatness and to never give up on anything you do in life.

What advice would you give other student athletes on how to succeed on the field, in the classroom and remain close to family?

My advice to other student athletes is to stay focus and remember what your working towards and all throughout your journey of you reaching your hopes and dreams that your family will be there
every step of the way. Because they are your number ONE fan and your number ONE support no matter what happens.

What do you like best about the high school you attend?

The thing that I like about my school are the coaches. Because of how they always push the best version of us out at our hardest time on the field and in the classroom. Also how they want us
to be better men for society when we graduate and not just solely focus on football.

Where do you want to attend college, major in and why?

I would like to attend Texas A&M College Station, and major in criminal justice. Because of how it corresponds with my major and how it has one of the greatest FBI internship programs in the country.

If you could have one superhero power, what would it be and why?

If I had one power of a superhero, it would be the power to time travel, so I could go back in time and really see how the dinosaurs went extinct, and so many other interesting events in
history.

If you could take any athlete or celebrity to your senior prom, who would it be and why?

I would take Selena Gomez to my prom because I've liked her ever since I was a kid growing up and watching her on "Wizard of a Waverly Place." And if she was busy, I would take Blake Lively because
of her movie "The Shallows."