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MEET THE PANTHER: Rafael Barcenas

Photo: Sebastian Montesinos
Rafael Barcenas
  • Grade: 9th 
  • School Activities: Football, Band

How would other people describe you as a person?

That I’m funny and nice.

What do you do outside of school for fun? 

I play guitar with my brother because we would rather play the guitar than go out.

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What career do you want to pursue? Why?

Welding because they make a lot of money.

When people get to know you, what are they most surprised to learn about you? 

They are most surprised that I can play guitar.

What’s on your phone background? Tell us why you chose that.

I have a Texas shaped pool as my background cause I love Texas and it looks cool.

Tell us the story about what you are most proud of yourself for.

I’m most proud of learning how to play guitar.

Who is someone you are thankful for and why?

My brother, Luis Barcenas, who taught me and got me into playing the guitar.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

To remain consistent and everything will be okay and to go to the gym more.

What do you hope to be remembered for?

Hopefully making music with my brother

What’s on your bucket list?

Perform in front of a crowd like the escapade 


Food: Any type of Pozole

Restaurant: Raising Canes

Music: Regional Mexican music

TV Show: “SpongeBob SquarePants”

Movie: “Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse”

Book:Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss 

Class: English

Teacher: Equine Science and Principles of Agriculture teacher Melissa Grissom 

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Sebastian Montesinos, Photography Editor
Sebastian Montesinos is one of the three Photo Editors for Caney Creek High School. This is his second year on the Student Media team and his first as a photo editor. He is also a part of the Mighty Panther Band and is also a section leader in the organization. He's been presented with many academic awards and some of his photos have also won awards. He loves to watch sports especially football (soccer) and loves to hang out with Ezri Luna and Danny Noyola.
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