LHS Top 10 – 3. Mikaila Labit

Get to know Number 3 Mikaila Labit as she reflects on her high school experience


Rae Godwin

“The most memorable part would be working on projects with my friends. Class work gives us something to unite with.”


Favorite food: Swedish meatballs from Ikea

What color represents you as a person?: Silver represents my personality because I may not stand out very much, but I contribute a lot to the composition as a whole.

If you had to choose a movie for the rest of your life, what would it be?: I don’t watch movies, I prefer to watch documentaries so I would watch National Geographic.

Favorite subject: English 

Favorite holiday: Christmas 


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

A: “I’m going to the University of Texas at Dallas, and I’m going into biochemistry.”

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

A: “I’ve been in NHS, I’m the vice president of National Science Honors Society, Interact, and I’ve been in orchestra all four years, JWAC and Art Club.” 

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

A: “I think the most challenging aspect is time management and finding time for myself. It’s trying to find a work balance and when you’re taking various AP classes it’s hard to find study time versus time for myself.” 

Q: What class was the most challenging for you? Why?

A: “I think my most challenging class I took a lot from would be AP chemistry. Mainly because, one, COVID-19 and virtual learning was very difficult to learn AP subjects, and two, just the curriculum in general I found it challenging.”

Q: Who has helped you the most throughout these last four years? How have they helped you?

A: “This is biased because I am an only child, but it would be my parents. They helped me by supporting what I want to do in life. They’re very open with my choice in major and college. Also emotional support, they helped me a lot especially during the coronavirus and quarantine.” 

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

A: “The most memorable part would be working on projects with my friends. Class work gives us something to unite with. I like working on English projects because me and my friends get to collaborate and make art with other people which I think is a great opportunity that not many high schoolers often get. So making art with people is something I find enjoyable.”  

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

A: “Don’t overwork yourself, find time to do what you love and be creative. Freshman me was kind of highwinded.”

Q: What are you most excited about regarding college?

A: “I’m excited about being in specialized classes with like-minded people because we’ll have more things in common.” 

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

A: “Honestly, I’m not that sure yet. Probably work on something large scale with people I trust, so working on a project.” 

Q: What would you change about your high school experience?

A: “I think I would take classes I was more interested in. I regret not taking art classes throughout my high school career. I feel like it would’ve been better to balance my creativity with curricular work. I would’ve liked to take more art classes.”