For an 18-year-old going into his senior year at Life School Waxahachie, Alan has some pretty specific plans. He’d like to major in music and business management in college – Fort Worth’s Texas Wesleyan, if possible – and eventually open a guitar shop and hire homeless military veterans. Alan’s family have been parishioners for about 10 years. He has helped at the Fall Festival and on youth retreats and says he makes friends with just about everyone. At school, Alan is a choir leader (a combo baritone/bass) and a lineman on the football team (he’s 6-1, 279). He’s also very involved in scouting. Alan has one sibling, 15-year-old brother Antonio Vela Garcia.