By: Heaven Marquez
Pleasanton High School’s 2021 Salutatorian is none other than amazing student Blake Moos. As someone involved in many different organizations, Blake has succeeded in academics, while also doing well in athletics and maintaining a balance of work and play.
“I just enjoy holding those leadership positions…,” said Blake. “Even though it [the organizations] added to my workload, it didn’t bother my drive to keep my grades up.”
Blake plans to attend Texas Tech University in the fall and wants to major in Computer Science, to then receive his Master’s degree in Software Development. After school, he would like to work with a large video game company in the entertainment industry or cyber security.
With his experience in leading many different organizations, such as Class President, National Honor Society Vice President, Homecoming King, Mr. PHS, and now Salutatorian, Blake aims to put it all to good use in his career field.
“Even though I enjoy being a leader, I [also] really enjoy working together as a group. And so in the job of cyber security, I’d love to be the “head honcho” of the group, but I really just enjoy working with other people and being able to produce a result from that,” Blake stated.
Even with all of his participation and accomplishments, Blake does not consider any of them to be his greatest achievements while at Pleasanton High School.
“Even though I have accomplished a lot, I think my greatest success is just meeting all the people that I have, and I love all my friends so much. It’s going to be really sad that I’m not going to be with them forever, but I’m just so glad that I’ve been able to meet so many great people,” explained Blake.
Blake has done exceptionally well in his four years of high school, making his family very proud.
“He [Blake] works hard. He makes me proud and I hope that he continues that when he moves on and just always remembers that being kind is more important than anything else,” said Blake’s mother, Mrs. Beth Moos.
Blake’s journey has been successful so far, and we cannot wait to see what the future holds for him. Congratulations Blake, and your PHS family wishes you only the best!