Meet Josh Romero

By Joan Frances –

As a senior at Faith West Academy, Josh Romero has spent the past four years of high school learning from the many opportunities the school has to offer. From academics to the Fine Arts, he is ready to move forward to a productive future.

Romero has taken Advanced Placement classes throughout his high school career including AP Studio Art, AP English, AP US History, AP European History and AP Psychology. He is a member and the Vice President of the National Honor Society, President of the International Thespian Society, Public Relations Officer of International Club, a member of Science National Honor Society and Co-Captain of Faith West Speech and Debate. He is a respected leader. “Watching the distribution of ideas and different opinions toward solving problems or making a difference around us makes being a leader completely fulfilling, no matter in what area I am leading or being led.”

Josh Romero as Autistic Austin.

This past summer, Romero was selected by the American Legion Post #164 to join 900 students to participate at the 2018 Texas Boys State in Austin. Texas Boys State is a practical experience that teaches young men about state government and how to become better leaders.  “It was an opportunity to learn government with boys from all around Texas,” said Romero. “I gained a better perspective on how government works.”

In addition to his academic accomplishments, Romero is an actor and a thespian. He has been in several drama productions: Law & Order FWA, You Are a Good Man Charlie Brown, Into the Woods, 12 Angry Jurors, The Other Room, and Emma. He earned a First Place Actor award at the Regional Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) for One-Act Plays, numerous awards in Speech and Debate and Third and Fifth Place State TAPPS Interpretation. He is a talented photographer in Black and White photography, and he received a First Place State TAPPS in Black and White Photography award, and Favourite Website Awards (FWA) 2018 Annie Leibovitz Award for exceptional portrait work.

Romero’s favorite teacher is Mrs. Mitsy Gil, his psychology and Bible instructor. “Mrs. Gil was a guiding hand in my educational progress. In psychology, I learned to describe, explain, predict and change behavior. This gave me more insight to how we interact with others. This discipline is necessary to become a good lawyer or politician. In Bible, she is someone that lives by her faith, not only teaches it.  She became a role model for me because of her leadership skills. Mrs. Gil has had a lasting impact on my growth as an individual.”

Romero is very close to his family.  “Desmond Tutu said, ‘You don’t choose your family, they are God’s gift to you as you are to them.”’ My family always comes first. They are with me through good times and bad, and I am lucky to have their support.”

Romero’s school life has been very fulfilling to him as he recalled, “The friendships I have acquired will always mean so much to me, and the memories I have made will be with me forever.”

When he is not busy at school, Romero volunteers his time as a youth member at Centro Familiar Cristiano children’s ministry. He also learned about politics as an intern during the Greg Abbott Campaign.

Romero is considering applying at  UT Austin, Baylor University or Florida State. He will major in Political Science or Economics to pursue a legal career. Congratulations Josh Romero  on your undeniable talent and leadership skills. Good luck as you make our country a better place to live for everyone in your future.