When Alfaro joined the Robotics class, many of his classmates had far more experience than he did. So much so, that Robotics teacher Marcus Edwards knew his new student was in for a challenge.
“He really came in at an academic disadvantage, but it never phased him,” Edwards shared. "I intentionally put him on a tough team because I believed he could rise to the challenge, and he did.”
Beyond excelling in the Robotics lab and at competitions, what impressed Edwards the most was Alfaro’s ability to lead and inspire other students.
“Karlos has never served in an official school leadership role, but he truly is a behind the scenes student leader,” Edwards said.
“When I started Robotics, I didn’t have anyone to help me, and that makes me want to help others,” Alfaro said. “I want to be able to give a helping hand in any way that I can.”
Alfaro notes that one of the perks of attending Texas State Technical College is the close proximity to home. He already has plans to volunteer his time this summer with Mr. Edwards in the Robotics lab, as well as at weekend competitions next year.
After the completion of his two year program at Texas State Technical College, Alfaro plans to begin his career as an engineer at a local Terrell company like Madix or Old Castle, and eventually launch his own company building robotics related props for movies.
Congratulations Karlos! We are excited for what your future holds.