MODESTO -- Andrew Solis, who maintains a 4.0 grade-point average in Modesto High School's rigorous International Baccalaureate program, is an excellent role model, says school counselor Linda Zoslocki.
Andrew believes his making a difference at Modesto High School comes from being in leadership.
He and his leadership classmates help create a united campus.
"We put on events where students can show their school spirit," said Andrew "And when fellow students show their school spirit, they show that they are a part of something bigger."
Andrew is Associated Student Body president. He also has been on the cross-country and track and field teams, and in the orchestra.
PARENTS: Filemon and Maria Luisa Solis
SIBLINGS: Luz, 32; Maria, 30; Miriam, 28; Daniel, 26
HOBBIES: Running; playing the violin
BIGGEST INFLUENCES: My parents, for many reasons, especially their work ethic
LAST BOOK I READ FOR PLEASURE: "Born to Run," by Christopher McDougall
FAVORITE TV SHOWS: "Breaking Bad" and "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart"
FAVORITE MOVIE: "Moneyball"
FAVORITE MUSIC: All types
BIGGEST FEAR: Losing a loved one
WHAT I'D TELL THE PRESIDENT: I am glad you got re-elected. Stay above it and keep working to finish what you started.
ADVICE FOR KIDS: Stay focused, because education will shape the rest of your life.