Sophia Falies is a senior at Richardson High School.  Sophia has been a member of National Honor Society (NHS), Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE), Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, National Charity League (NCL), Thespian Society, Richardson Youth Leadership (RYL),  RISD Peer Helpers and RISD Teaching Internship Program throughout her high school years.  She spends numerous hours giving her time to different non-profits as part of these organizations.  She has been a Girl Scout in Troop 8828 for 13 years.  During that time, she completed her Bronze, Silver, and Gold award projects.  Her gold award project centered around teens mental health.  She created affirmation journals with resources and writing prompts to help teens use journaling in a constructive way.  She distributed more than 250 journals to a local junior high school and counseling centers.
Sophia is headed to Louisianna Tech University to study Elementary Education with an emphasis in Speech Pathology.  She also hopes to minor in Entrepreneurship so that she can some day open her own business that helps youth combat mental health issues.