LHS Top 10 – 7. Elizabeth Cadungog

Get to know Number 7 Elizabeth Cadungog as she reflects on her high school experience


Senior Elizabeth Cadungog attends the boat regatta event with other members of art club where they built and painted a boat made entirely from cardboard. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Cadungog.


Q: What would you fix in the world if you had unlimited power?

A: If I had unlimited power, I would fix the economic and healthcare system.”

Q: Where in the world do you think is the most beautiful and why?  

A: I think the Bolivia salt flats are the most beautiful because of how they reflect the sky. It’s like you’re walking on air.”

Q: What animal represents you and why? 

A:A koala represents me because I like [to] sleep and [and I like] eucalyptus.“

Q: What supernatural entity would you want to be and why? 

A: I would want to be a fairy so I could fly around and live in a little mushroom house.”

Q: If the world was ending in 24 hours how would you spend that time?

A: I‘d spend the time I have left with my family and loved ones.”


Q: What college will you attend? What is your intended major?

A: “I will be studying computer science at the University of Texas at Dallas.”

Q: What extracurriculars have you been in throughout high school?

A:  “I’ve been in art, NHS and Interact club.”

Q: What was the most challenging aspect of balancing extracurriculars and academics?

A: “It was hard to manage my time when I had multiple assignments. I had to learn to prioritize certain responsibilities.”

Q: What class was the hardest for you? Why?

A:AP calculus was the hardest for me because there were so many different topics to learn and memorize.”

Q: Who has helped you the most throughout this journey? How have they? 

A: “My friends have helped me the most by giving me the motivation to push through every day.” 

Q: What has been the most memorable part of high school?

A: The most memorable part of high school was the intense UNO matches I played at lunch.”

Q: Do you think high school has properly prepared you for the real world? Why or why not? 

A: No, because it didn’t teach me necessary life skills such as how to do taxes.”

Q: What advice would you give to your freshman self?

A:Take AP classes when you can, but don’t overexert yourself. You don’t have to be perfect.”

Q: What are you most excited about regarding college?

A: I’m excited about taking classes I’m interested in regarding my major.”

Q: Where do you hope to see yourself in 10 years?

A: I hope to see myself graduated from college with a steady career [and] a dog, [or] maybe a frog.”