Q&A with MIHS Class of 2019 alumnus Fernando Herrera!
Name: Fernando Herrera
Where were you born and where did you grow up? I was born in Acambaro gto in Mexico. I grew up in Acambaro alongside with my family and friends.
Elementary School: I attended the elementary school of fray Pedro de gante in Mexico and for a short period attended Westwood Elementary.
High School Achievements or Highlights: In high school I achieved many things. Me and my team won many trophies in soccer, I decided to be independent and I traveled to the U.S. alone to pursue a better future, I have made great friends and feel exited to graduate.
Plans after graduation: I'm going to go to Mexico so I can spend time with my family and after that come back to Dalton to start working at plant and start studying in Dalton State.
Major: I plan to major in marketing or business management because it has always fascinated me.
I chose these plans because I want to have a good future where I can give back to my family all that they have invested in me.
I enjoyed high school because of the friendships.
My favorite teacher was Dr. Sanabria because he helped a lot and was an amazing person.
Favorite class or subject? Best subject was food production because I always loved cooking
What has been your greatest accomplishment? My greatest accomplishment I think would be venturing to America and staying here to study.
The thing I'm most proud of is my family, more specifically my sister because she has won many state awards in math and she's only 10 years old. I love her with all my heart.
What do people know you for? They know for being really social and how I talk to everybody even though I don't know them.
What do you do in your free time? I tend to hang out with friends or go play soccer.
Who is the person who has influenced your life the most? The person who has most influenced my life would have to be my dad. He showed that anything can be achieved with a little sacrifice and hard work.
If I knew I could not fail... then I would probably never succeed because you only become better when you learn from your failures.
If money was not a consideration, what would you do? I would travel back to Mexico to live an amazing life alongside my family.
My favorite high school moment was... when I went to prom with all my friends.In 5 years I hope to be... finishing college and on my way to finding a new job. I hope to be living independently and making a great salary that can let me send money to my parents to help them out. I hope to meet new people but remain in contact with all my great friends. Most importantly, I wish to be happy wherever I am no matter the situation.