Manuelito Casias is a senior at Alamosa High School where he holds a 3.84 GPA. Casias is taking four advanced placement classes and is in the top ten of his class. He is a media tech and works with the school news. He is also a part of GSA (gay-straight alliance). He is also active in wrestling and football. Casias would like to attend Adams State University or Augustana University in South Dakota.
Looking for Alaska by John Green
The Fault in Our Stars
Wrestling and volunteering
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA TO FOLLOW
Prevention Education at Tu Casa or a high school English teacher.
“My head wrestling coach, Gary Ramstetter, because he has led a good path I can follow. He is a good role model and he is doing what I want to do. He is teaching morals and modeling kids.”
WORDS TO LIVE BY
“If you want to run fast, run alone. If you want to run far, run together.”- African Proverb
Casias works with the children in the community and spends a lot of time at Alamosa Elementary School. He works with children who are struggling in school and helps them to understand the assignments. For the passed two weeks Casias has been working with the kindergarten children with reading comprehension and how to spell their names. He also coaches youth sports throughout the year.
WHY IS COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IMPORTANT?
“Your community is that, your community. I want to live with people who are educated and have good morals. If you lead by example it will create a better future.”
IF I COULD IMPROVE THE WORLD…
“I would make sure kids are safe and have access to education.”