Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Abraham Mireles Avalos
Academic and/or athletic clubs
Varsity Basketball, Varsity Cross Country, Student Council, National Honor Society, UIL Spelling & Vocabulary
2019-2020 Boys Basketball District 1-4A First Team All-District, 2019-2020 Boys Basketball Bi-District Champions, UIL Cross Country Regional Qualifier, Fabens ISD Top 10 Student
NMSU Hadley Honors
Total Scholarship Awarded
What will you miss about high school?
I will miss the 5 am cross country and basketball practices because that is when I was at peace and got to be with my friends. I will also miss becoming friends with the freshman (even though that may sound weird) because I wanted them to feel welcome just like the upperclassmen made me feel when I was a freshman in high school.
I will miss the late-night last-minute essays/projects because that is when all my brain cells activated and made sure that I created the best work possible. I will also miss the sleep-overs that our basketball and cross country teams had for reasons I shall not explain. I will miss complaining about assignments and teachers at nearly 1 am nearly every night with my friend(s) as we worked on assignments that we procrastinated on.
I will miss slapping myself as hard as I could in class multiple times in order to stay awake or spraying water on myself when the teacher wasn't looking so that I could survive in the classroom. I will miss the cross country races because the feeling of passing out never felt any better. I am also going to miss playing basketball, especially during my senior year, because I know we left a mark on the sport. Basketball also helped me off the court because I realized that even if I shot my shot and missed, I'd have many more attempts and some would eventually land.
What teacher(s) made the biggest impact in your life?
Coach Manuel Hernandez and my mother, Mrs. Laura Avalos, had the biggest impact on my life.
Where does life take you after high school?
After high school, I will be attending The University of Texas at El Paso.
What do you see yourself doing in 5-10 years?
In 10 years, I see myself hopefully being a Doctor of Physical Therapy and running my own clinic.
Quote to live by?
"When life shuts a door... open it again. It's a door. That's how they work."
Abraham, you are extremely polite, kind and willing to help. We will always remember you as the most energetic Student Council secretary. Thank you so much for your hard work, caring attitude, and active participation in our learning community. I always appreciated hearing from you in our classes and reading your excellent scholarship. I encourage you to keep leading with integrity! You care for your family, your community, your world, and your dreams. You're a vital force in the world. Keep up the good and necessary work! Every end is a new beginning. Get ready for your next chapter. We'll be looking for you at Corpus Cristi!
On behalf of the Fabens High School family, we wish you the best!