By Faythe Harris
Omar Roman is a young man that has proven it is never too late to try new things. This year Roman made the decision to participate in wrestling and baseball. He also got involved in FBLA. “Some of my friends moved away, so I thought it would be a good idea to go out and do something,” said Roman.
Roman has been involved in FFA his whole high school career. Through FFA he has been involved in dairy judging, where he made the national team. He has also been a part of the ag sales, horticulture, and farm business management judging team. Omar also helped in the FFA greenhouse his sophomore year. “Omar has been in my class three out of the four years and he is always very determined and hard working in everything he sets his mind to,” said classmate Jade Crandall. Besides FFA Omar has also been involved in Photography Club and LULAC during his high school career.
Omar proved his work ethic once he joined the wrestling team. Omar started of the season at 215 pounds, and by the end he was down to 182. He continued to lose weight and throughout this process he lost around 45 pounds. Omar said his biggest regret of high school is not wrestling all four years. Roman also went out for the baseball team this year. He has been playing second base for the Tigers this year.
Another first for Roman this year was that he got involved in FBLA. Roman is doing a sales presentation project. Roman presented at the District Leadership Conference in Sterling and received second place. He will now advance to state in Vail on April 23-25.
After all these new adventures, Roman feels he is ready to take on the next step in his life. “I will miss everything about high school, but I am ready for the future,” said Roman. Omar plans to attend CSU to major in Agribusiness, but not right after graduation.