Vincente Torres, Rich East Stellar Student

Vincente Torres
Rich East Stellar Student Vincente Torres. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)- eNews Park Forest continues with our series of stellar students from Rich East High School. Mr. Kevin Kredens, the school’s publicity liaison, provides each student a series of the same questions. All responses are in the students’ exact words, except for minor editing for content and space when needed.

We are pleased to feature Vincente Torres, twenty-first in his class, scored an impressive 24 on the ACT, and wants to visit Italy and Puerto Rico some day.

Meet Vincente Torres:

Are you a Park Forest Resident? How long? Yes. For about seven years.

At Rich East all four years? Yes.

What do you like the most about Rich East? I like the time spent with my friends at school and the memories my football teammates and I made on the field.

Favorite classes and why? My favorite classes have to be physical education and forensics. I like PE because I like to compete against other people and get a break from regular classroom schoolwork. I like forensics because it deals with some pretty cool stuff and the work is easy.

Favorite teachers and why. My Favorite teachers would have to be Ms. (Marisa) Ptak and Mrs. (Amy) Bloodgood. Both of them were fun and tried not to make the class boring. My favorite coach has to be Mr. (Bill) Yarborough.

GPA/Class Rank. GPA is 3.521. Class rank is 21/202.

ACT: 24.

Areas met or exceeded on PSAE. I in all areas of PSAE. Reading, science and math.

AP Exams: I will be taking the AP Exam in Psychology in May.

What are you listening to on your iPod these days? Eminem, Bruno Mars, J. Cole, Don Omar, Maroon 5.

What is the last book you have read? The last book I have read was “The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas.”.

Favorite TV Shows? My favorite TV shows are: Family Guy, ESPN SportsCenter, South Park, Tosh D. and Law and Order.

Places that you’d most like to visit? I want to visit Italy and Puerto Rico. I have heard from family members how nice Puerto Rico was, so I want to experience it as well. I would like to also visit Italy because I want to try some “real Italian food,” and see all the history/views the country has to offer.

Activities/Athletics/Clubs participated in? Special awards? I have been a member of the Rocket football team all four years and a member of the Rocket track and field team my junior and senior years. I have earned All-Conference honors in football and All-State Academic honors for football.

Clubs, hobbies, community/church. Special volunteering in community? I have recently been inducted in the National Honor Society. For my hobbies, I like to play video games and when the weather is hot outside, I go to play basketball at the park.

College choice? Major? Eastern Illinois University!!! My major will be sociology with a minor in criminology.

Where do you want to be in five years? In ten years? In five years, I would like to see myself just graduating from the police academy and applying for a job at a police station. In 10 years, I would like to be settled down in a house with a wife and a kid. Also, I would like to be on the police force protecting other people as well as my family.