Q & A with Robert Lewis
Getting To Know The Scholarship Winners
When did you first hear about the William T. Molden Scholarship?
Toby Owen gave me a packet to fill out.
How did you feel when you found out you had been awarded the scholarship?
It felt good and I was excited. It also made me feel less stressed about all that I have to do.
Have you attended a Rangers Game with our group before?
If so, how many have you attended?
I have gone to many since Mr. Chad first started taking us kids in 1995.
If so, what do you remember from the games?
I remember a lot about the games. They are a lot of fun every year. I remember always getting Cici’s pizza before the game, which is funny because I work for Cici’s now. I also remember that we always had peanuts and cracker jacks. Then we had a hot dog in the 2 nd inning and a ice cream sundae in the 5 th inning.
I also got a ball once that was hit during batting practice. Someone stole it from me but the cop on duty made the guy give it back to me. And I remember that at one of the first games we went to in 1996 or 1997, that Elias, the other scholarship winner, got hit in the stomach with a homerun hit ball. It knocked the wind out of him and some other kid not with ACH stole the ball, so Elias didn’t get to keep it.
What clubs and organizations were you involved in during high school?
Football (4 years), Power Lifting (4 years), Future Farmers of America (1 year), Fellowship of Christian Athletes (4 years)
What leadership positions did you hold during high school?
I was a youth small group leader at Rocky Point Baptist Church, I help with Vacation Bible School, and I also work with the Audio/Visual multimedia presentations at church.
What honors and awards did you receive during high school?
A/B Honor Roll, District at Waco TC for precision machining, and regionals in power lifting.
What/Who inspired you to go to college?
I feel like I need to go to college to make good money. I was inspired by my Math teacher Mr. Thomas and my Cisco Networking teacher Mr. Martinez.
Has anyone in your family graduated from college?
What are your goals during college and how do you plan to achieve them?
My goals are to further my education Cisco Networking. I plan to achieve these goals through hard work, getting all A’s, and having a 4.0 grade point average.
How many hours are you enrolled for?
What classes are you enrolled in?
American National Government
Intro to Programming Logic
Which class do you think will be the hardest and which will be the easiest?
I think that Math will be the hardest, and Reading will be the easiest.
What else beyond your college coursework do you think will be the most difficult part of your years attending college?
I like to stay really busy, so when I have nothing to do I become bored.
We at the scholarship committee believe that everyone has a dream. What is your dream?
My dream is to be a networking technician in the police force, CIA, or FBI.
What obstacles may interfere with your dream and how do you plan to overcome them?
Laziness could be an obstacle, especially when I get bored.
What are you looking forward to the most during college?
I am looking forward to meeting new people, especially girls.
What school supplies do you need?
Spiral Notebook – 5 Subject
Do you prefer college ruled or large ruled notebook paper?
You have a laptop and printer, correct?
Yes. I was given a laptop and a printer.
Do you expect to be able to use your laptop to take notes during class?
Yes. I will be using it for my classwork.
Do you have a laptop case or back pack that can hold all of your books and your laptop?
If yes, do you want a backpack that rolls?
Do have a wireless mouse?
No. But I don’t need one. I preferred my wired mouse and I already have one.
Do you have a jump drive?
What are your current living arrangements?
I live with 3 other boys in a 4 bedroom apartment. One of them is the other scholarship winner Elias, who I have lived with before at the All Church Home Ranch.
Do you have an internet connection at home?
How long is your current lease?
1 year. It will expire in July of 2009.
What do you expect to happen when your current lease expires?
We will probably renew lease for next year.
Beyond college, what are your career goals and dreams?
I want to be a great networking technician. I dream that the skills will help me get a job with the police force, the CIA, or the FBI, or that the skills will allow me to have my own business within 10 years and hope to be starting a family by then.
What are your hobbies and what do you do for fun?
I enjoy playing games online such as Runescape, a Medieval game, and I like things such as swords and arrows. I do a lot of fun things with at my church, Rock Point Church because they have big college program with Thursday night bible studies and Saturday night dances.
What is your favorite color(s)?
Yellow and Tan.
What are your household needs?
I would like a mini-fridge to have in my room because some of my roommates each all my food if I keep it in the main refrigerator.
Do you have a Bible?
Yes. I have a copy of the New International Version. It was given to me by Rock Point Church.
Are there special people or memories during your time at ACH that have helped you finish high school and continue your education by going to college?
My houseparents, Dustin and Carmen Synder, are very special to me and were my support during highschool. One of my favorite memories is when Carmen took us on vacation in Belemore, which is in West Texas, and we got to swim in the biggest pool.
Another great source of support for me was Toby Owen. He has helped me obtain scholarships and housing for college. One of my favorite memories of Toby was when he first became a houseparent and he caught me throwing toilet paper all over my room. Being his first week, I don’t think he knew quite what to do, so he just started throwing it with me. It is a great memory we share, and he has always been there for me.
What are your best qualities and how will they help you succeed in the future?
I am hardworking. I have good character. I am good with people. Most importantly, I like to set goals for myself. I am determined to reach my goals, and I will not give up. I feel that I will be successful because I am driven and won’t back down.