Meet Drew Carrico

By Joan Frances | Photos by Pricilla Bosma Photography –

As a senior at Faith West Academy, Drew Carrico has learned from some of the most highly qualified teachers in Katy. He has discovered a high standard of academics, fulfilled extracurricular activities, grown deeply in faith and is ready to take the next step toward a successful future.

Carrico has taken Advanced Placement classes throughout his high school career. He is a member of the National Honor Society (NHS), Beta Club, and International Club. Political science and history courses have expanded his knowledge regarding dynamics of leadership and people skills, and he has applied his knowledge as President of the Class of 2019, President of Floral Club, NHS Café Leader, President of Environmental Club and Captain of the soccer team.

Carrico was selected by the American Legion Post #164 to join 900 students to participate at the 2018 Texas Boys State in Austin. He also learned about leadership and politics when he worked as an intern for the Greg Abbott Campaign.

Carrico’s mother is a teacher at the school, and while he won’t say who his favorite teacher is, he admitted, “There is one I like more than the others, but all of my teachers have helped better myself in learning in their specific disciplines.”

When asked about one value he is committed to, he said, “Dependability is a value I most live by. I want people to know that I am someone they can count on. I have faith in a verse from Isaiah 40:31: ‘But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.’”

Carrico has played soccer since he was five-years-old. He plays offensive mid-fielder and has contributed to his team successfully.  He also played on the tennis team when he was not playing soccer. He loves both sports, but soccer is his favorite because it is team-oriented. As a captain of the soccer team, he recalls, “The friendships I have with my team members, the hard work during practice and the unity we have on the field is something I will never forget and will always be proud of.”

Carrico also sings vocals as a member of the Chapel Band, which leads worship on Fridays, and for the monthly youth fellowship of Pancakes and Praise. He shared one thing he appreciates the most these past four years. “I treasure the opportunity I have had to develop my leadership and people skills through clubs and extracurricular activities, and not just through my schoolwork.”

Every morning, Carrico and another senior are the “Voice of Faith West.”  At 7:45 am, over the intercom, they lead the students in the pledges to the American Flag, Christian Flag and the Bible before reading the daily announcements and a Bible verse.

Carrico has generously volunteered more than 50 hours this year. He spends his free time at the Houston Food Bank, with his church and at local nursing homes, as well as writing to missionaries to encourage and thank them for their service. During the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, he was a Red Cross volunteer. He was also a team leader for “Faith with Action,” an all-day event where Faith West Academy serves the community.

This fall, Carrico plans to attend Lone Star College for basic academics and will pursue a career in International Affairs. Congratulations Drew Carrico for your undeniable commitment and faith. Good luck as you continue to impact this world with your generous heart and dedication to your fellow man.