Dublin High School senior Steven Vargas has big plans for building his future. The 18-year-old son of Griselda De La Cruz of Dublin said he is trying to decide between the University of Texas or Texas A&M University to study architecture. In 10 years, Vargas said he plans to be building cities and more technologically advanced homes.

1. Who has been your favorite teacher at Dublin ISD?

Mrs. Lisa Leatherwood, who teaches high school calculus. She really helped me open up in maths, something I really needed so that I can pursue my career as an architect.

2. What kind of music do you listen to?

I don't really have a lot of time to listen to much with homework and football, band and other school stuff. But I do listen to the radio - especially 102.9 FM and The Edge occasionally.

3. Who is your biggest influence?

My mom. She's always been there for me through everything we've been through. I know I wouldn't be the person I'm becoming without her in my life.