Federal Way Mirror Male Athlete of the Week for Dec. 6: Carlos Santana

TJHS senior cheerleader sparks positivity through mentor program, Latino Student Union.

Thomas Jefferson High School senior Carlos Santana, cheerleading, was selected as the Federal Way Mirror Male Athlete of the Week for Dec. 6.

Q: What is your favorite subject/class in school?

A: AVID taught by Ms. Goakey.

Q: What other activities/hobbies do you enjoy?

A: I enjoy speech and debate and being part of the Latino Student Union.

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: My mom, she is my everything.

Q: The best advice I’ve ever been given by a coach is:

A: “Don’t drop the flier.”

Q: Describe your pre­-game ritual and favorite post-game meal.

A: Pre-game: Making jokes and being goofy with my coach and team. Post-game meal: Tortas.

Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?

A: “Good as Hell” by Lizzo.

From the sideline: TJHS senior cheerleader Carlos Santana is an active member of the TJ community. He is a part of the mentor program, is an International Baccalaureate student, a member of the Latino Student Union and is also involved in TJ’s leadership class. Even when he isn’t cheering, Carlos can be seen with a big smile on his face and positive energy that brightens up any room. Carlos is truly an asset to Thomas Jefferson High School.

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