Meet Diana Gonzalez Mejia

Diana Gonzalez Mejia

By Joan Frances –

Seniors at Stafford High School enjoy the benefits of highly qualified teachers and administration. Education is a top priority in preparation for college. One senior who has enjoyed her four years of high school and is ready to take the next step to her future is Diana Gonzalez Mejia.

Diana has taken Advanced Placement classes throughout her high school career. She is ranked third in her class and is the National Honor Society President. She is also a member of the Science National Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society. One value Diana lives by is determination. “Give it all you got,” said Diana.  “It is very important for me to always try my best because that’s the only way I can improve. If you only put in half the work, you’ll only get half the results, and you’ll never know what you’re capable of achieving. This is very important for me both athletically and academically. It is very satisfying when you know you’ve done everything you can to reach your goals. Sometimes the results aren’t what I want them to be, but I just try to work my way up.”

In addition to her academic accomplishments, Diana has been a member of the honors and marching band all four years. Her favorite teacher is her band director Rod Rodriguez.  “He has taught me so much the past seven years, more than just music,” said Diana. “The most important thing I learned from him and the band program is to follow my passion and work smart towards my goals. It is very inspiring to see Mr. Rodriguez put in so much time and energy into the band program, because I know he’s doing his best to get the band at the level it should be. He does his job very well and that’s the kind of dedication I hope I can one day have towards my career.”

Athletically, Diana is a three-time Cross Country Regional qualifier and Cross Country Captain. She was given the Most Valuable Player recognition award. She also plays Varsity soccer, and her team placed 2nd in All District 4A competition. Her leadership skills are admirable.  “I enjoy being a leader, because I like being trusted by my team and coaches,” said Diana.  “It is very fun for me to lead in the classroom because I love to teach, and I want others to understand a concept as well as I do. When it comes to sports, I’m definitely not a bossy leader.  Instead I encourage my teammates to always try their best. Although I appreciate it when my teammates look up to me, I always let them know we can all be so much better if we keep working. Being a leader definitely means knowing what to do for your team. This year on the cross country team, there were new runners who would get nerves before meets, and I felt like it was my job to crack a few jokes and make them realize all they were going to do is run. I will always treasure all of the memories I’ve made with my friends, teachers and coaches. I am so glad I am involved in many different clubs and programs at the school, because even though it gets busy, I learn so much from it and experience unforgettable moments with other people.”

Diana aspires to attend either Texas A&M University or the University of Texas at Austin and will major in chemical engineering. Congratulations Diana on your amazing determination and diversity. We look forward to watching you pursue your dreams in the future.