Senior Best Of Boys: 2021


Best Laugh: Isaac Huetter

Q: What makes you laugh?

A: Things that make me laugh are puns, my friends’ laughs, and surprising occurrences.

Q: What is the funniest joke you know?

A: In this world there are two types of people. Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data…

Q: How would you describe your laugh?

A: My regular laugh is like a low giggle, but when I find something extremely funny it’s completely silent.

Q: What doesn’t make you laugh?

A: Things that don’t make me laugh are jokes meant to hurt somebody without their consent.

Best Ride: Jaivon Villareyes

Q: What kind of car do you own?

A: 1991 Nissan 300zx

Q: How/from where did you get your car?

A: I got my car in Phoenix

Q: Does your car have a name?

A: It doesn’t have a name

Q: What is your dream car?

A: This car is my dream car

Q: What would be the ultimate road trip in your ride?

A: I would like to take it to California with a group of friends

Prettiest Eyes: Gage Wiseman

Q: Who do you get your eyes from?

A: I get my eyes from my dad’s side of the family.

Q: Are your siblings or friends jealous of your eyes?

A: Some of my family and friends are jealous of my eyes.

Q: Do you like your eyes?

A: Yes I do like my eyes.

Q: What’s the best compliment you’ve received about your eyes?

A: Someone once said my eyes were a bright emerald green.

Q: If you completely lost your vision, what would you miss seeing the most?

A: I would probably miss seeing everything, but mainly my friends and family.

Best Musician: Conner Pessin

Q: What instrument(s) do you play?

A: I play the quads and the occasional guitar/drum set.

Q: Who gave you your first instrument and what was it?

A: My first instrument that my mom gave me was a recorder to use when I was in 5th grade.

Q: How often do you practice?

A: I try to practice 3-5 times a week.

Q: What’s the worst part about playing your instrument?

A: The worst part about playing my drums is that they’re too small! Bigger is better.

Q: Who is your all time favorite musician and why?

A: My favorite musician is Dave Grohl from Foo Fighters because his style is so unique and great to listen to, especially the song “Everlong”

Best Athlete: Rene Gallegos

Q: What sports are you involved in and how long have you been playing each sport?

A: I’ve played basketball and volleyball for 4 years.

Q: What is your favorite sports team?

A: My favorite team is the Phoenix Suns.

Q: What is your best sports related memory?

A: My best memory was when I got my first dunk junior year on our first game of the season.

Q: What has been your worst injury while playing a sport?

A: My worst injury I had was when I landed on my ankle and twisted it.

Best Artist: Lucas Devlin

Q: Who/what inspires you the most?

A: Nature and other people

Q: What is your favorite piece of art?

A: Starry Night

Q: What original piece are you proud of and why?

A: Weird to say, but mostly my doodles of animals

Q: If you were commissioned to create a great piece of art, what would you create? And where would you want it displayed?

A: I would do some sort of landscape maybe using recycled products. I’d like everyone to be able to see it, so everywhere

Best Hair: Alvaro Bustamante

Q: What’s your favorite hairstyle?

A: My favorite hairstyle is a middle part into feathering my hair and letting my hair fall naturally to the sides!

Q: Who is your celebrity hair inspiration?

A: I try to go for a younger Leonardo DiCaprio look!

Q: What’s the craziest hairstyle you’ve ever done?

A: The craziest hairstyle I’ve ever done is a mohawk when I was younger.

Q: What products do you use on your hair/styling routine?

A: I dry my hair gently but keep it damp and after that I let it air dry for about 10 minutes, then I brush it back and play with certain areas if needed and it usually falls into place!

Most Outgoing: Eric Foiryolo

Q: Have you ever suffered from shyness or anxiety? If so, how have you learned to cope with it?

A:  I have suffered from shyness, for my first 4 years in the country, I contended with talking to people. Playing sports definitely helped with adjusting to life in a new country. I learned to cope with it by embracing the fact that I was culturally different from everyone I met.

Q: Do you enjoy presenting? If so, what advice would you give to others who dislike it?

A:  I do love presenting, it’s always fun. Though it might be scary, it is a moment that will arrive and pass. An advice: stay calm and speak at whatever speed you deem necessary. If you’re a funny person, tell a joke but if not, still try. The embarrassment will make a great memory some day.

Q: What advice would you give to someone who is shy and doesn’t do well in large groups?

A: For the shy people, they tend to be the quiet leaders. Lead by example. If you’re great at speaking then your actions must speak for you. Also, everyone in your group is most likely the same age as you and have similar interests as you. As them a random question to get the conversation started.

Q: What do most people not know about you?

A: Most people don’t know that I carry a fork in my pocket for food encounters. There’s food at home, but there’s food outside of home too.

Best Smile: Kevin Potter

Q: What makes you smile?

A: Basketball and buffets

Q: Who makes you smile the most and why?

A: My girlfriend because she listens to me talk about nonsense.

Q: Where do you go to the dentist?

A: Smile Straight Dentistry

Q: What toothpaste brand do you use?

A: Colgate

Q: Do you floss? If so, how often?

A: Everyday, once a day

Best Friends: Devyn Roberts and Gabriel Salinas

Q: When and how did you meet?

Devyn: We met freshman year during summer football practice

Gabriel: We met during football freshman year

Q: Favorite thing about your friend? Least favorite?

Devyn: My favorite thing about him is he has a vibe or a personality that everyone likes to be around. Least favorite thing is I wish he was better at Madden because he’s trash

Gabriel: My favorite thing about him is how trash he is in Madden

Q: What do you think your life would be like without your bff?

Devyn: My life would be pretty uneventful, we honestly do pretty much everything together with a couple other friends

Gabriel: My life would be boring I guess

Q: Do you think you’ll be friends forever? Why?

Devyn: I can’t say why I think we’ll be friends forever but it’s just a feeling

Gabriel: I think so, I don’t know

Q: If both of you were stuck on a deserted island, who would survive and who would go crazy?

Devyn: I would survive for sure while he goes crazy

Gabriel: I would survive and he would go crazy because he doesn’t know how to survive on an island

Most Likely to be President of the United States: Nick Rodriguez

Q: What would be your campaign slogan?

A: Built different

Q: If you had to pick a Sahuaro student to be your running mate, who would you pick and why?

A: Kamryn Redlin because she’s always been a reliable friend that I can trust to complete difficult tasks

Q: If you were to be impeached, what do you think would be the cause?

A: I have not been vaccinated yet

Q: What do you think is already great about America?

A: Financial aid for those in need

Biggest Heart: Seth Criger

Q: What are daily acts of kindness you do?

A: I can’t think of the daily acts of kindness I do, but I just like seeing people happy so whatever is in my ability to make others happy I like doing

Q: What is the meanest thing you’ve ever done to someone?

A: Last year in volleyball I hit a guy on the face, snapped the frame of his glasses, and popped out the lenses

Q: Other than you, who do you think has the biggest heart?

A: Jaeden White, Manny Solis, or Tommy Lersch

Most Likely to be Famous: Daniel Caderna

Q: What is your biggest talent?

A: Storytelling. Creating and writing is what I thrive in, so it’s going to be my future career

Q: What is something you’d need to improve on before hitting the big screen?

A: I need to learn how to direct and get better in writing in general. I also need life experience. Good writing is usually authentic, so if I write about people having adventures I need to have them myself.

Q: Who is your favorite celebrity and why?

A: I have a few: Bo Burnham, Thomas Sanders, Aziz Ansari, Daniel Levi, Stan Lee, Donald Glover, and Lin Manuel Miranda. They all create something that has helped me in my own writing and just get through everyday life. Also Rick Riordan because he started me on becoming a writer.

Q: Who is your celebrity look alike and why?

A: After asking around people say I look a lot like a young Adam Driver probably because of his nose and eyes. I don’t think I have a completely similar appearance to any celebrity but that’s okay, just another thing to make me unique.

Q: What do you want to be most known for?

A: I want to be remembered as the guy that came in and made a great show that helped give people comfort and a good source of escapism. At the end of the day I want to give a kid that may not feel like he fits in a story to make things easier. Then maybe he’ll find people that also like that story or something similar. A common love for any form of art is one of the best things that connects people.

Funniest: Jacob Cruz

Q: What was the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you?

A: When I went to try out for sports they couldn’t find any file or records of my name and we looked for days to finally find out my name was changed to Peterson, the whitest name possible.

Q: What is the funniest joke you’ve told?

A: Honestly, I don’t even know jokes like that.

Q: Who is your favorite comedian and why?

A: Dave Chapelle, hands down the funniest. Anytime I watch him I literally can’t stop laughing.

Best Unique Style: Marcellus Lewis

Q: Where do you buy your clothes?

A: Most of my clothes come from Forever 21 and like h&m because they have cheap clothes that are pretty easy to wear. I mainly like to express my style through my hats and sneakers, so when it comes to hats I always find independent brands that aren’t too popular and I’ll cop something from them, they always tend to have dope stuff that no one else around really has.

Q: What is your favorite brand or style?

A: I don’t necessarily have a favorite brand, but my favorite style is just kinda street wear. I’m not gonna lie, a lot of my style inspiration comes from like Chris Brown and Travis Scott. I see them wearing a certain fit or style and I’ll try to kinda recreate it, whether it be the same colors or same style jackets or whatever.

Q: What trends do you love? Which do you hate?

A: Trends I rock with are probably the flannel trend, I own so many flannels, don’t get me wrong it’s weird if you wear them everyday, but I do have a lot of options. A trend I don’t rock with is the fitted hats – everyone and their mama wanna rock fitted hats all of a sudden. The hats aren’t what bother me, it’s who’s wearing them, everyone is wearing them. Some folk wear them too big, some wear them weirdly, and some just can’t pull em off, they just wear it cause everyone else rockin them right now.

Q: What is the ugliest piece of clothing that you own?

A: The ugliest piece of clothing I own is probably this orange and yellowish baseball jersey. I got it from Forever 21 and I don’t know why, I thought it was cool at the time, and I think I wore it for the first day of sophomore year, but now I look at it and I hate it. I think I only wore it like twice since I bought it like 2 years ago.

Q: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

A: As far as getting ready in the morning, it just depends on if I already planned my fit for the day.  If I planned it, I can be ready in like 15-20 minutes, but if I got no idea or if I really wanna put together a fit then it takes a while. I be taking long showers, then I gotta find a fit, I usually just throw stuff on and see what works but by doing that it be having my room messy as heck.

Best Thespian: Cameron Thacker
Q: What is your favorite movie or play? Why?
A:My favorite movie is ‘mid 90’s’ because it truly captures how simple and fun life used to be, and how everyone can put their differences aside and love each other.
Q:  Do you ever get stage fright? If so, how do you cope with it?
A: I have never experienced stage fright, but a good tip to help with it is to look above the audience and stare at the wall. It helps you focus and remember your lines better!
Q: What has been your favorite role that you’ve played? Why?
A: My favorite role ever was a flamboyantly gay man named Brandon who was trying to “act straight” in a speed dating game, but reveals that he’s actually 100% gay. It was a fun character to play, and I had to really learn how to act the character because I had never done a role like that before.
Q: Who is your favorite actor/actress? Why?
A: My favorite actor is Johnny Depp. I love his versatility and talent altogether.
Best Tattoo: Kyle Jackson

Q: Describe your tattoo

A: My tattoo is a skull with a rose.
Q: What was the inspiration for your tattoo?
A: I thought it was a cool concept and it’s the contrast between life and death.

Q: Where did you get your tattoo done?

A: Sacred Arts Tattoo

Q: How much did it cost?

A: $140

Q: Do you plan on getting more? If so, what and how many?

A: I plan on getting more, but I don’t know how many.

Most Involved: Damian Martinez

Q: What clubs or activities have you been involved in at school?   

A:  More recently I’ve been a part of Unified in Color, Mr. Mac’s mentorship program, as well as Sahuaro’s Student Council.

Q: What has been your favorite activity/event?  

A: My favorite activity was definitely our senior sunrise because it was the first time I had seen almost our entire class together!

Q: Is there anything you didn’t do that you wish you would’ve?

A: I definitely wish I would have gotten involved more as far as trying more clubs or even joining the ones I did, sooner.

Q: Is there anything that you were involved in that you wish you weren’t?

A: No, honestly I’m grateful for everything I was able to be a part of because it gave these last four years a sense of purpose.

Most Likely to Brighten Someone’s Day- Tommy Cullop 

Q: What’s the kindest thing you have done for someone?

A: When I think of the kindest thing I’ve ever done, I think it would definitely be when I grew my hair our for an organization called Kids with Cancer. I started growing it in the 6th grade and got it cut the first semester of 8th grade. It was a struggle, but it was a struggle that was nowhere near the help it would be going to.

Q: What do you do daily to brighten someone’s day?

A: On a daily basis I try to reach out and send a really funny picture or inspirational message to friends and family. I also try to check in monthly with some of my friends just because you never know what’s going on in someone’s life or how much they need that text.

Q: What is the meanest thing you’ve done to someone?

A: I can’t even tell you the worst thing I’ve done, because unfortunately there’s a lengthy list. When I saw this question numerous answers popped up and a lot of regrets from various situations. I just know that no one is perfect and we all have our moments, but if we can take the time to self reflect and realize our mistakes, we can grow from them. I live by the saying that “people should not be judged by their past but challenged by their future.”

Q: Who brightens your day?

A: I’d probably start with my family, friends, and of course my dog. My puppy, Simmons, is a big sweet Pit Bull that just always seems to brighten my day. I can’t do anything without him, from hikes to fetch I truly believe in “man’s best friend.” Also my soccer and football team mates, they’re always there, in any situation, we always seem to have each others’ backs. That is something I will always cherish. I have also felt a specific sense of joy with social media star, Rodney Norman. I saw one of his videos on Tik Tok and ever since then I relate to everything he says, he can definitely brighten my day with his carefree BE YOU type attitude which I feel should be spread all across the world.

Best TikTok– Alhasan Younus

Q: What’s the highest number of likes you’ve received?

A: I think like 200k likes.

Q: How many followers do you have?

A: 2000

Q: What’s the theme of your account?

A: Mostly video games, and just like funny videos.

Q: What’s your favorite thing/trend on TikTok?

A: Probably just video game TikToks!

Q:What’s your least favorite?

A: I don’t really dislike any trends. 😂

Best Dancer- Caesar Quero

Q: What is your favorite type of dance to dance?

A: I love to dance Batchata  – the sound and the rhythm is so fun.

Q: What is your favorite type of dance to watch?

A:  My favorite dance to watch is “Crumping” because it’s so funny and unique!

Q: How long have you been dancing?

A: I’ve been dancing ever since I could move.

Q: What do you love most about dancing?

A: I like that it gives you a reason, dancing makes you feel good.

Q: If you were on Dancing With the Stars, who would you choose to be your partner and why?

A:  Shakira obviously because her hips don’t lie. 😂😂

Best Makeup Artist: DeArtis Mason 

Q: About how long does it take you to do your makeup?

A: It usually takes me like an hour and a half to do my makeup if I’m not distracted.

Q: Do you have any celebrity idols you model your makeup after?

A: Honestly the only person would be Madison Beer. She’s not that big in makeup at all, but I watched a video of hers and it really changed how I did my whole makeup routine.

Q: Where do you buy your makeup and what’s your favorite brand?

A: I usually buy my makeup from Ulta or Target. I’m one of those people that doesn’t need super high end products for things, but don’t get me wrong, I still use high end product, but only certain things like for my eyebrows or setting powder and my favorite brand would have to be Charlotte Tilbury or Colour pop.

Q: What is the best compliment you’ve received on your makeup?

A: Haha, I get compliments mainly on my eyebrows and how good they look!

Q: Who would you love to give a makeover?

A: I would love to do either Arianna Grande’s makeup or Jhene aiko for sure.

Best Entrepreneur: Miguel Yslas 

Q: What business are you in?

A: I want to get into renting. I want to get slightly run down small places and rent them out or even just flip to sell  – just a side hustle.  If I can get someone else to pay my mortgage, there’s so much more you can do.

Q: How long have you’ve been in business? 

A: I’ve been wanting to do this and looking into it for a little while, I’d say since we got the house my family has now, about 8-9 years ago. They’ve done a lot of renovating and it’s helped me learn what to do – lay tile tile showers, put carpet down, put up walls even. It’s all just been crazy and fun to see the process.

Q: What’s your favorite part of having a small business? 

A: My favorite part of planning to do this is there’s so many ways to learn the trade – there’s games that teach you it all online instruction but there’s never been a better time to do things yourself.

Q: What was your inspiration for starting a business?

A: My inspiration for this was my mom.  She’s planned a lot of the things we’ve done to our house and to see how it was to how it is now is really cool and helping just makes me want to do it more.

Best Quarantine Story: Austin Smith

Q: What’s your quarantine story?

A:  During my quarantine I absolutely changed myself and who I wanted to be, basically threw out my whole older self to create someone I want to be. I also cut contact with a lot of people who I used to consider friends but realized they weren’t so great.

Q: What did you learn from quarantine?

A:  I learned from quarantine that honestly you need to be the change in your life. You have to push yourself to become who you’ve always wanted to be, strive to be your happiest self.

Q: What did you miss the most over quarantine?

A: . Social interaction, I’ve spent a year in quarantine and haven’t seen a single friend since March 13th. It’s been rough, but better safer than sorry!

Q: If you could go back to the beginning of quarantine, would you change anything that happened in your life?

A: Well I guess I’d just speed up some relationships and dump some bad friends sooner. Just focus on myself and how I could be better. Also actually some more school work even though it’s online!

Best Celeb Look-alike: Brian Nguyen 

Q: Who is your celeb look-alike?

A: Jimmy O. Yang

Q: Do you agree with your look-alike?

A: Maybe a little…

Q: Does your personality match your look-alike too?

A: I think he’s definitely funnier than me.

Q: If you could spend a day with your look-alike, what would you two do?

A: Skydiving sounds fun.

Best Glow Up: Logan Villanueva 

Q: What about you “glowed up”?

A:  I lost weight and got taller.

Q: How did you achieve your glow up?

A: I worked out consistently, drank lots of water, and started eating healthier.

Q: What skincare, hair care, extra products did you start to use to glow up?

A: . Cocoa butter is the secret to success.

Q: How did you gain the confidence you have today?

A: My confidence has stayed the same.

Q: What would you advise your younger, glowed down self?

A: Be patient.

Most Optimistic: Manny Solis

Q: Why do you think you were voted most optimistic?

A:  Probably my view on the world.

Q: How do you keep yourself from viewing the glass half empty?

A: I try to always keep in mind how much I have instead of what I don’t.

Q: What would you advise fellow pessimists?

A: I advise to never take anything for granted.

Q: How do you come out from rock bottom in your life?

A: I think about the light at the end of the tunnel, how things will  change and get better. That when you hit rock bottom, the only way is up.


Best Singer: Kellen Holter 

Q: What’s your favorite song to sing?

A: Am I Blue.

Q: What’s your favorite song to sing in the shower?

A: Also I am Blue…

Q: What’s the hardest song you’ve sung?

A: MacMillian mass is pretty hard!

Q: Which artist do you sing most like?

A: Herbert Howells!

Top Chef: Antwan Rodgers 

Q: What is your favorite thing to cook?

A:  If you want me to be honest with y’all, I like to cook anything.  Give me a meal and I got y’all, but personally I like to barbecue a lot.

Q: What is the most time-consuming item you’ve cooked?

A: The most time consuming thing I’ve ever cooked since I started cooking is homemade pizza. The dough has to sit up to like an hour to rise or longer. Spreading it to be perfect and building a crust on the pizza is very time consuming.

Q: If you opened your own restaurant, what would be your specialty?

A: If I were to open my own restaurant my specialty would be smoked ribs and smoked chicken with my secret barbecue sauce.

Q: What is your worst kitchen experience? Did you burn your food?

A: My worst experience in the kitchen… I haven’t had one yet. Knock on wood that I never will burn anything.

Reality TV Show– Ryan McClung

Q: What would your reality TV show be called?

A: I think my show would be called Life with Ryan- simple yet effective.

Q: What kinds of drama would be on your show?

A:  The drama would just be me, my friends, and whatever love interest I have at the time.

Q: What is your favorite reality TV show?

A:  My favorite reality tv show is of course Keeping Up With the Kardashians because it’s a classic.

Q: Why do you think you won this category?

A: I think I won this category because people know I react to things in a funny manner which would make for some really memorable moments.