Julian Tamayo

Please tell us about your current plans after high school and what inspired you to choose this path?  Gap year/competing in the local rodeo/CSI.

Please tell us a little bit about your family.  Out of all my siblings, I was the only one born in a foreign country.

What are couple of your favorite restaurants in our community?  Power House, Chapalita’s Grill, Domino’s Pizza, Burger Grill.

Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in our community?  Celeste Cortum, Victor Beltran, Itzel Beltran.

If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?  Texas, because there it would be very easy to find both a bull riding and a bronc riding coach.

What is one of your favorite movies? TV shows?  Tuff Puppy (Nickelodeon).

What’s the best advice you ever received from a teacher? Who was the teacher?  The teacher was Chet Olson, and his advice was to follow my dreams, to not let anyone bring me down and make me think that I can’t do it, and to just SEND IT!

What is your go to band / singer when you can’t decide what to listen to?  BTS and Michael Jackson.

What one word best describes you? Why?  Curious; The people that I know just seem to pick my interest, and I try to stay curious about them to see if I can find a way to help them out if they’re struggling in any way

What is your favorite thing or something unique about our community?  I absolutely love how rural our towns are.

Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?  Girlfriend, married, having a kid or two, and being a rodeo athlete.

What show are you binge-watching right now?  None.

What is something interesting most people don’t know about you?  I actually have a fetish for girl’s feet (it’s weird, I know).

Who inspires you to be better?  Celeste Cortum, because she takes her talent for singing very seriously, so I feel inspired to take my talent for playing instruments seriously too

If you could go back over your entire school career, what is one thing you would do differently?  Accepting what education throughout me back in middle school, but still trying to maintain various friendships and not letting them slip away.

Who or what do you miss the most right now?  Josie Conely, she’s family.

What’s the first thing you want to do when this quarantine is over?  Go back to riding horses for fun at a ranch south of Bellevue.

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