LHS Top Ten – 4. Danny Ngo

Get to know Number 4 Danny Ngo as he reflects on his high school experience


Senior Danny Ngo poses with friends. Photo courtesy of Danny Ngo.


Q: If you could be any movie/TV character, who would you be and why? 

A: I would be Spongebob. I aspire to have as much drip as him.”

Q: What is your favorite song of all time and why? 

A: “‘PSY – Gangnam Style.’ I remember when the song first came out and literally everyone and their moms were doing the dance. Now that I think of it, it was probably the most iconic song of our childhood.”

Q: What has been your most embarrassing moment in high school? 

A: Wearing a life vest to school for Hawaiian day. It was a genius outfit that went well with the theme, but it came at the expense of crazy looks from the whole school.”

Q: If you had one more day on Earth, how would you spend it? 

A: I would go on a huge vacation to the Caribbean with my entire family and just celebrate life until it’s all over.”

Q: If you could have dinner with one famous person (living or dead, fictional or real) who would it be and why? 

A: Madison Beer. She’s my celebrity crush, so going on a dinner date with her would be cool.”


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

A: I will be attending the University of Texas at Austin and majoring in computer science.”

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

A: I mainly did Student Council. Outside of [school], I helped small businesses run their social media accounts and did freelance graphic design.”

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

A: “Not procrastinating was the most challenging part. I definitely had trouble making an efficient schedule for myself and following it, but I got better as time went on.”

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

A: AP U.S. government. It wasn’t the hardest class conceptually, but it had the biggest workload. A couple essays per week on top of other assignments was no joke.”

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

A: My family. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them, and they have motivated me to be the best version of myself.”

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

A: Sharing laughs with my friends and making stupid jokes. I really enjoy the little things in life, so it was nice bonding with my friends through laughter.”

Q: What will you miss most about your time in high school?

A: I will miss seeing all my friends and fellow classmates. As I head to college and start my life, I will probably never see most of the amazing people I’ve met again.”

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

A: Stop saying no. Time will fly by and graduation will be here at any moment, so cherish the present moment and make as many memories with your friends as possible.”

Q: What are you most excited about regarding college?

A: Honestly, I’m excited to have a fresh start in life. I look forward to permanently escaping my comfort zone and learning about the ins and outs of life.”

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

A: “I’ve always wanted to be a YouTuber, so hopefully I’ll have one million subscribers by then. I want to positively impact people’s lives in some way, so whether it’s through YouTube, my computer science degree or something else, I’ll see what I can accomplish.”