Waxahachie High School senior Maxfield Navarro is difficult to pin down. That could be because he’s one of the top choir students in the state, not to mention being involved in the WHS theater department, busy applying to colleges, and the student body vice president. Oh, and he’s currently the No. 3 student in his class.
Navarro is the first student in WISD history to be named to the All-State Choir for three years – his sophomore, junior, and senior years. The path to All-State is long, starting in September with the district competition, and ending with the area competition in January, where the top eight boys in the area are named to the All-State choir. Navarro is under the direction of WHS choir director Gail Harrell, and is coached in private voice lessons by Katie Stallings, Howard Junior High’s choir director, who Max views as a mentor.
In addition to his hard work in getting to All-State choir, Navarro was a featured performer in the WHS theater department production of “Spamalot” in January. He has participated in WHS theater productions since his freshman year.
Navarro has also been on student council all four years of high school, and is currently serving as the student body vice president. He is the current National Honor Society president, and is a member of the AP Science Club.
How does he do it all?
“Music has taught me a lot of discipline,” Navarro said. “I realized that with the limited time I have, I have to find what matters to me and make time for it.”
Navarro has been accepted at Texas Christian University, where he plans to double-major in Vocal Performance and Math. He would eventually like to get his PhD in math and teach the subject at a collegiate level, but he always wants to be involved in music, hoping to give music lessons or sing in a professional chorus or opera company.
In his spare time, Navarro likes to spend time with his three goldfish, watch math videos on YouTube, and play video games.