1/22/2014 11:02:00 AM Arismendez plans to be an FBI criminal profiler
Isaul Alfredo Arismendez
Isaul Alfredo Arismendez, 17, the son of Freddy and Dee Dee Arismendez, said of his plans for the future, "My plan after graduating from high school is to attend the university that I have been accepted to - Sam Houston State University (Bearkats) in Huntsville, Texas. I would like to major in Criminal Justice and Psychology. My ultimate goal is to work for the FBI as a Criminal Profiler." He is a member of the AHS National Honor Society and AHS Student Council, is the treasurer of the AHS Future Farmers of America (FFA), and is a member of the AHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), AHS Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) and Peers Assistance Leadership Service (PALS). He also has been an active participant in Alice ISD sports, serving on the Varsity Football team as Team Captain and Leader as well as being a Starting Offensive Quick Guard. He also is a four-year member of the varsity swim team and is captain of this year's team. He numbers among his accomplishments and honors being a finalist for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times Distinguished Scholars 2013 in the Male Athlete Category; being in the top 10 percent of his graduating class; earning 28 college-transferable hours from Coastal Bend College; participating in a video design for college readiness topics by the GEAR Up program which may be seen on www.ownyourownfuture.com; attending the COE National Student Leadership Congress in Washington, D.C., in June 2013; achieving TAKS Test "Commended" recognition in math, social studies and science subjects; being a participant in the Jim Wells County Day in Austin; serving as an Altar Server during Chrism Mass for the Catholic Bishop in 2011; receiving an Altar Serving Rope from the Corpus Christi Diocese for 10-years-plus of serving; being inducted into the AHS National Honor Society in 2011; being named as a 4A All-District second team Guard; receiving All-Academic District 31-4A recognition in both football and swimming; being a member of the Bi-District championship football team in 2012 and 2013; receiving All-State Academic recognition in football; being a regional finalist in 2011 through 2013 in swimming; receiving the Alice High School "Fighting Heart" award in swimming; being a member of the Varsity Division State champion Academic Octathlon team; and winning the Reserve Grand Championship in the Poultry Division in 2012 and 2013.
What was the best advice you ever received? Who gave vou the advice? The best advice I received was from my Head Coach in football, Chris Soza. He said, "You only get one shot to do something special in your lifetime, what you do now you do once and for all."
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?: A graduate from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor's degree and working on a Master's in Criminal Justice.
If you could change anything about this world, what would it be and why? I would change the way people tolerate religion. Just because someone believes in something different, doesn't give you the right to bash their beliefs. We all believe what we believe in because of some reason; and if everybody was more respectful of that reason, this world could be a better place to live in.
If you could invite three people to dinner (other than relatives), who would they be and why? I would invite Pope Francis, Gabriel Iglesias, and Ryan Lochte. The Pope so he can bless the food and teach me more about my faith as a Catholic. Gabriel so everyone can have a good laugh and Ryan so he can provide me advice on swimming.
Favorites: Food - Steak Book - The "Percy Jackson" Series Movie - Sandlot Town in Texas - San Antonio, Texas Vacation Spot - Los Angeles, Calif.