Alumni Rafael Haros graduated in 2014 and went to the University of Arkansas. While in high school Haros participated in Men of Tomorrow and managed for the baseball team.
What have you done after high school?
“So after high school, I went to the University of Arkansas and I’m currently a senior majoring in criminal justice and sociology,” Haros said.
What made you want to do what you are doing now?
“I’ve always been fascinated with how the law works and I was also interested in working in the court system with government and history being my strongest subjects in school,” Haros said. “I’ve made up my mind that I wanted to go to law school before I started college and I’ve met some really great people that have pointed me in the right direction.”
What did you learn or experience in high school that affected you later?
“Being in high school, I learned that getting involved in activities outside of class is not only a resume builder for colleges, but I’ve gained experiences and skills from baseball and Men of Tomorrow that have helped me become who I am today,” Haros said. “More importantly, I met most of my best friends through these organizations who I still talk to today. Because of these organizations, I learned to maintain a strong work ethic, create bonds that will last a lifetime, and represent myself in a positive manner in any kind of setting or job I’m in.”
What are you doing now?
“Last spring, I interned at the Fayetteville City Prosecutor’s office, and next spring I will be interning for a law firm,” Haros said.
What are your plans for the future?
“After I graduate, I plan on coming back to Texas to attend law school,” Haros said. “I’m currently studying for the LSAT which I will be taking in December, and I will start my applications over Christmas break.”
What is your advice to current high schoolers?
“My advice to high schoolers is to get involved in activities,” Haros said. “It doesn’t hurt to join different ones especially those outside your interests. I tried out for the soccer team freshman year and I didn’t make the team, but I never thought that I would be on the baseball team for all four years of high school. Getting involved is what made my four years of high school a lot of fun. Even if something doesn’t go your way originally, there is always something better that comes along and takes you by surprise.”