Bear of The Week: Jacob Gonzalez


LeAnn Rodgers

Junior Jacob Gonzalez plays varsity soccer and is known for always wearing a smile.

Camille Kelly

Junior Jacob Gonzalez plays on the Varsity Boys Soccer Team and is also this year’s historian in Student Council. He is involved in Key Club and will be inducted into National Honor Society this month. Outside of school, he is an altar server for St. Mary’s Church and is very active in the youth group.

“I strive to be a leader and to be kind to everyone,” Gonzales said. “I try to be the reason someone smiles that day, and to lead by example.”

Gonzalez would like to attend Texas A&M one day for Mechanical Engineering. He looks up to his grandparents, especially his grandfather, who taught him how to fix things and to work hard.

“They are nice people who if they were having a bad day, you would never know,” he said about his grandparents. “They always have a smile on their face. They are loved by all for this.”

In his free time, Gonzalez likes to be outdoors working on and fixing things, and he also likes to spend time with his family and friends. He loves watching Texas A&M football and baseball games, and is also a big time Dallas Cowboys fan. His favorite tv show is “Friends” and he loves the book “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Some of the most important parts of Gonzalez’s life are his family, friends, and God.

He’s just an all-around good guy.

— Rochelle Briggs

“I would not be the person I am if it wasn’t for them,” Gonzalez said.

According to Gonzalez’s Dual Enrolled US History teacher Michelle Courmier, he is a hard-working student who is always willing to help others.”

“(He) has a fantastic attitude,” Courmier said. “He always goes above and beyond and is a joy to have in class.”

His Intro to Culinary Arts teacher Rochelle Briggs said she nominated Gonzalez to be Bear of the Week because he is always polite.

“He always has his work completed and he has the BIGGEST SMILE,” Briggs said. “He’s just an all-around good guy and I enjoy having him in my classroom.”