Sterling Deary appears to have a plan for most of the next few years of his life.
The Flower Mound High School senior is headed to the Air Force Academy in the fall, where he will play football and study pre-law; and, eventually go on to law school.
Deary, 18, is a member of the Jaguar track and field team, an Eagle Scout and a member of Jack and Jill– a “membership organization of mothers with children ages two through 19. It’s dedicated to nurturing future African American leaders, by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty,” according to the organization’s website.
Deary said he likes to be involved because “it’s fun to support my school.” He added that the best part of being involved in a variety of activities is the social aspects of all of them.
“I like meeting new people and building relationships with my teachers and coaches,” Deary said.
He said that the best thing about being a young person today is all of the technological advances that have facilitated learning and helping others.
“There are tons of opportunities for teens nowadays to be active in their communities; and, with recent technological advances and discoveries, there have been new ways to learn in school,” Deary said.
He said that if there was one thing he could change about the world, it would be to bring an end to world hunger.
“I would like for the world to have the ability to deliver the excess amount of food being produced to everywhere that needs it,” Deary said. “It’s not a shortage problem; but a delivery problem.”
Deary carries a 3.4 grade point average at FMHS.
Favorite Subject: Science
Person who most inspires you: Mother
Favorite Movie: Inception
Favorite TV Show: Bob’s Burgers
Book currently reading: The Scarlet Letter
Favorite musical group or performer: Big Sean