2018-2019 Mr. Cardinal Contestant 11: Benito Fregoso

What are three songs you’ve listened to recently? Why are they meaningful to you? 

“War” by Edwin Starr, “Come and Get Your Love” by Redbone, and “Forever Young” by Alphaville. They provide a soothing and calm atmosphere for me when I do my homework and lay on my bed.

In your bio, you mention that your favorite book is Red Rising by Pierce Brown. Why is it so great? 

The book is about a lower group rising against the bigger ones. In it, a character sacrifices themselves and gets killed by a dictator. I love the idea of someone sacrificing themselves for a better cause.

What is a good old movie and why? 

Shawshank Redemption. It’s in an old-school type environment, there was a lot of corruption, and the main character was intelligent and able to escape.

What has been your favorite high school experience so far? 

Going to the school dances. Often times they’re to reward students who like to study and its a moment to have fun.

Do you have any hidden talents? 

No, I’m just a normal person.

What is your vision for the future of SBHS or the America’s future? 

I would like to see more active students who pick up after themselves and get involved in the community. I’d like for them to try and better themselves as well. Most of the time they just accept the bad reputation this school has and it’s not good. They should attempt to make it better.

Do you have anything to say about your girlfriend, Jhunelyn? 

She has everything covered. She’s on it with her grades, she wants me to get involved. Sometimes she pushes me to do stuff, and its very helpful. She’s just a cool person.

Is there something I should have asked you, but didn’t? 

The main reason I joined Mr Cardinal was to give back to the community and show that I want to help others. Another reason is to get better and acquire more skills such as responsibility and multitasking. I have art classes after school and Mr Cardinal. I don’t want to look back and regret everything I didn’t do. I want to talk to new people.

Come out and watch Benito compete for the crown of Mr. Cardinal on April 7th at the Sturges Center! Doors open at 5 pm and the show begins at 6 pm!

Benito Fregoso
Benito volunteering during SBCUSD’s Movie Night at the California Theatre.

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