Star Students: November 2019


Gabe Hambright

Huntsville High School

Favorite Movie: Saving Mr. Banks

Favorite Music/Artist: Panic! at the Disco

Favorite Food: Anything that doesn’t eat me first

Favorite Quote: “Once in a lifetime comes often; be prepared.”

Gabe is a senior at Huntsville High School and is the son of Amy and Joel Hambright. His activities include swim team co-captain, National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, French Club, and French Honor Society. Following graduation, Gabe plans to study biology at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor and become a pediatrician. He believes, “Be kind to each other and make the world a better place.”

Dayra Soto

Huntsville High School

Favorite Movie: Finding Dory

Favorite Music/Artist: Khalid

Favorite Food: Chick-l-A

Favorite Quote: “Better an oops than a maybe”

Dayra is a senior at Huntsville High School and is the daughter of Blanca Rios and Nicholas Soto. Her activities include soccer, theatre, the National Honor Society, and Science Club. Following graduation, Dayra plans to major in pre-med or psychology at Texas State University. She believes, “Don’t put limits on yourself. It’s all about how much you want it.”

Matthew “Brazil” Dematos

Alpha Omega Academy

Favorite Movie: The Big Fish

Favorite Music/Artist: Hip Hop / Rap

Favorite Food: Hamburgers

Favorite Quote: “If a man does not have the sauce, then he is lost. But the same man can be lost in the sauce.” – Gucci Mane

Matthew is a senior at Alpha Omega Academy and is the son of Donald and Elizabeth Gibeaut. His activities include basketball, track, Interact (president), student council (president), and National Honor Society. Following graduation, Matthew plans to attend Oklahoma State University to major in history. He believes, “Be the person you want to be now. Be someone your future self will be proud of.”

Jose Pablo

Huntsville High School

Favorite Movie: Flash

Favorite Music/Artist: “I love Rock and Roll”

Favorite Food: Mexcan Torta

Favorite Quote: “I’m going to work.”

Jose is a senior at Huntsville High School and is the son of Ana and Javier Zamudio. His activities include Special Olympics track, where he took second place in the state in the 100 meters. He makes a difference at school by delivering and serving coffee to teachers and helping to clean the school parking lot and cafeteria dining area. He also volunteers at Huntsville State Park. His greatest gift is serving others, and his biggest dream is to learn to play drums and one day play at his church.


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