Senior Spotlight: MacArthur High School's Luis Lozano
Luis Lozano is a busy guy. When he’s not working on assignments for his classes at MacArthur High School, he is the captain of the boys’ varsity soccer team, participates in the AVID program, tutors fellow students and works part time at H-E-B.
He admits he has a lot on his plate, but he credits these experiences over the past four years for getting him where he is today.
After applying to five colleges, receiving five acceptances, and being offered more than $250,000 in scholarships, Luis will attend the University of Texas at San Antonio in the fall on a full scholarship.
“I think being a student athlete over the years really helped me work on discipline and communication skills,” said Lozano. “And being a part of AVID program has been very helpful because it helps you work on skills like note taking and public speaking. That has really helped me a lot because I went from someone who is very shy to someone who is really vocal.”
AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, was introduced to him when he was in middle school. It’s a college readiness program that checked all the boxes for Luis. Its three focuses are academic instruction, tutorial support and college readiness.
Not only did Luis get the support he needed, he’s now giving that support to other students as a tutor throughout the week.
“I specifically help the freshman AVID class in their core classes. I help them in science, biology. I also help them with their English and math. “
His experience as a tutor has even piqued his interest in a career in education. But regardless of the path he ultimately chooses, he’s grateful for what North East ISD has provided him.
“The opportunities that NEISD gives you definitely help when you take advantage of them. Because in the long run it helps you become a better person, not just a better student, you can be a better son, a better big brother. NEISD did that for me.”
Congratulations Luis! Good luck to you and the rest of the class of 2022.
April 5, 2022