Carlos Villar graduated from York International as salutatorian of his class. As a student, Villar received numerous recognitions including, but not limited to, Student of the Year, named Student of the Month and to the Director’s Honor Roll on several occasions. He earned 31 college credits and is planning to attend the University of Denver. He was JROTC Squadron Commander, the highest-ranking one can obtain as a student, member of the National Honor Society, Student Council and varsity baseball and maintained a 4.083 GPA. He is bilingual.
“The Book Thief,” by Markus Zusak
“Toy Story” trilogy
“My parents, Cruz and Silvia.”
WORDS TO LIVE BY
“Strive to do my best in everything.”
Villar volunteered at Children’s Hospital where he helped during events for children such as participating in craft activities and also reading to them. He also volunteered through York International and Mapleton Public Schools. He tutored in Spanish and served as an interpreter during school activities, volunteered as a teacher’s assistant and served as a peer leader and mentor. Asked why he thinks community involvement is important, Villar said, “It gets you involved and you meet a lot of people and there is also that reward that you are doing something good for the community and for yourself.”
IF I COULD IMPROVE THE WORLD . . .
“I would get rid of world hunger because we have the means to get rid of it, but I think there are people who are mean and greedy. I think it’s hurting others around the world.” Villar said he would “spread the wealth of food that we have — teach people how to survive.” He spoke about using technology for this purpose.