Meet Nicolas Molina

Nicolas Molina

By Joan Frances –

Seven Lakes High School continues to prepare students to take the next step to a successful future. Nicolas Molina is a graduated senior who has achieved success and respect for his accomplishments in academics, sports and extracurricular activities.

Molina took Advanced Placement classes throughout his high school career. He was the Vice President of his graduated class and was elected all four years by his peers. He was a National Honor Society Member and Engineering Society member. Molina was also the recipient of the Leadership Award and the Outstanding Accomplishment and Excellence Award. He participated in the National Hispanic Recognition Program for scoring among the top 2.5% on the PSAT among Hispanic students. His favorite teacher is Mrs. Li Lu. He said, “Aside from teaching us Calculus at the highest level, she is a teacher that truly cares about the success of all of her students and is restless until the students are happy with where they are. Her efficacy is unmatched, and I love being in her class every day.”

His passion for Engineering has taken him to several Academic Enrichment programs at Columbia University and The University of Texas to learn about various fields of study. Molina’s vision of life is admirable. He reflected, “I like to live by something Tim S. Grover said: “Crave the result so intensely that the work is irrelevant.” When I read this it really resonated with me because it reminded me of how much my goals are worth and I know that no matter how much work I put in, the result will completely be worth it.”

Molina is a highly respected member of the Seven Lakes Soccer Team. He was voted the Most Valuable Player by his teammates, the First Team All-District Midfielder by all the soccer coaches in the district and the First Team All-Region Midfielder by the coaches in Region III of UIL 6A. Last year, his team earned the title of Varsity District Champions. He was also the Captain of the Albion Hurricanes Football Club.

Photo by Dominique Monday.

His leadership skills are admirable. “Being a leader throughout high school was fulfilling to me because of the pressure and responsibility that came with it. Especially in soccer, whenever the team lost or had a disappointing result, I felt that it was my fault completely. Whenever we had a great result, I thought I played a big role in that as well. As a class officer it was the same thing except with events that we planned. If people enjoyed it, then we did our job. If they didn’t, it was on us.”

His years at Seven Lakes High School were very fulfilling. “The opportunities given to me are by far what I will treasure the most. I feel like no matter what I wanted to do; Seven Lakes had a club for the activity so that was definitely helpful in my development.”

In addition to his commitment to academics and soccer, Molina generously volunteers his free time to Spartans Out Serving, a non-profit service organization. He was a Freshman Ambassador for Best Buddies and a Red Cross member. He guided young individuals at Vacation Bible Study at Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church and helped during Hurricane Harvey. He also enjoys helping Katy Wolf Pack (Special Olympics) and Citizens for Animal Protection.

This fall, Molina will be attending Texas A&M University as an undecided Engineering major in the Engineering Honors program. Congratulations Nicolas Molina on your undeniable accomplishments and magnanimous outlook on life. Good luck, as you contribute to the solving of real-world problems and leaving the world a better place than when you received it.