Meet Ethan Mock

By Joan Frances –

Ethan Mock. Photo by Aimee.

Clements High School continues to graduate the highest caliber of students ready to take the next step to further their education. Ethan Mock, a graduated senior who has achieved an impressive resume of accomplishments in academics, extracurricular activities and sports, is ready to make an impact in society in his future.

Mock has taken Advanced Placement classes throughout his high school career and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He is a four-year Fort Bend ISD (FBISD) Academic Excellence Award Recipient, a member of the National Honor Society and a National Hispanic Scholar. Mock received the National Merit Scholarship Corporation Commended student recognition and is a member of the International Thespian Honor Society. He served as Treasurer of Troupe 3689. His forte is theater; he was awarded a Texas Thespian Scholarship through a grant from The Educational Theatre Association that recognizes student achievement in theatre. Over 300 Texas high school seniors competed for this scholarship, and Mock was awarded the honor at the annual Texas Thespian State Festival.

Mock’s favorite teacher was his acting teacher from the 2018 Boston University Summer Theatre Institute, Jeremy Ohringer. “While I had been studying acting for roughly six years at that point, no teacher was able to connect with me as Jeremy did. He was able to break my acting down in a way that no one else had, and the techniques and lessons I learned in his class are going to sustain me throughout my career.”

As a respected leader, Mock said, “Helping my peers in theatre is rewarding to me because I have the opportunity to give back to the people and the art form that has given me so much and helped shaped my life and future for the better. I will treasure the connections I made with everyone and the stories we were able to tell together on stage.”

Mock represented Clements High School at the annual Houston Branch English Speaking Union Shakespeare Competition and was awarded Runner Up. He scored a Superior for Duet Acting at the 2017 and 2018 Texas Thespian State Festival and advanced to the International Thespian Festival in 2018 and 2019 where his duet received a perfect score in 2018. He was also awarded an All-Star Cast Award for Best Actor at the 2018 and 2019  University Interscholastic League (UIL) One Act Play District 20-6A Competition.

Mock’s talent is strengthened by strong values. A quote that he lives by is from acclaimed German theatre director and writer Bertolt Brecht. “Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it.” Mock explained, “As an actor, and therefore by extension, an artist, it is my duty to help shape the world into a better place. All theatre is propaganda for a better life, and by telling a story effectively on stage, I can impact my audience and inspire them to go out and change the world.”

Photo by Carrie Pacini.

When he’s not onstage, Mock swims for the Sweetwater Surfers Swim Team where he has been an All Star Medalist and was a two year Varsity swimmer on the Clements High School Swim Team. He earned Academic All District and was a two time district medalist in Breast Stroke.

Mock was accepted and received Theater Performance scholarship offers from: Fordham University, Rutgers, SUNY Purchase, Northeastern University, Cal Arts, University of Evansville, University of Minnesota, University of Cincinnati College of Music, The New School, University of Nebraska, University of Houston and Oklahoma City University. He will be attending Fordham University Lincoln Center in New York City this fall and will major in Theatre Performance.

Congratulations Ethan Mock for your generous contributions and admirable talent. We look forward to watching you continue to shape the world into a better place in your future.