Diego Cubillo

Senior Spotlight


JT Bellina, Reporter

Diego Cubillo is a graduating senior of the class of 2023, and his experiences both inside and outside of school have been nothing but exciting. Diego has played soccer all four years at John Adams High School, as well as being an International Baccalaureate diploma candidate. 

Throughout Diego’s four years of John Adams soccer, he has proved to be an outstanding player and effective leader. His journey started as a freshman where he played “swing” (both JV and Varsity), and every year since, he has been a vital asset in the varsity squad. While his great performances on the field are certainly memorable, his leadership and determination was what earned him the captain’s armband for both his junior and senior years. When asked about his favorite memories on the team, he found it hard to choose just a couple.

I think all 4 years of JAHS soccer are going to be some of my core favorite memories. I have just made so many that it is really hard to choose.”

While sports are a big part of Diego’s life, his academics and participation in the IB program are also important to him. With the focused and hardworking environment that the IB program provides, Diego has been able to enjoy his time while taking high level courses. His favorite memory while in the program was going to the IB exams dressed up in a suit with swim shorts. Diego is also very appreciative of his Spanish teacher, Mrs. Stanton, as he said that the energy that she brings to the classroom always brings a smile to his face when he walks in the classroom. Diego is grateful that he has chosen to participate in the IB program, and he sees the hard work that he puts in as an asset down the road. 

“…. it was a path that I knew would prepare me well for college and beyond. I’m grateful that this program has pushed me mentally, even though I deny that it does all the time, because it will open up so many doors for me in the future.”

After high school, Diego wants to pursue a degree in international relations. The colleges that have caught his eye include Boston College, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Wake Forest. 

While Diego certainly has a lot on his plate, he always makes sure to spend time doing what he loves with friends and family. Diego enjoys being outside as much as he can, whether he is playing soccer with his brother or snowboarding during the winter time. Some of Diego’s most fond memories are from his trips to the Canary Islands, Spain, where he visits his relatives. When he is there, Diego and his cousins like to look for “charcos”-  little pools surrounded by rocks that they typically find near the ocean. Diego sees the Canary Islands as his second home, and he is grateful to his family that lives there, who have had such a positive impact on him. The culture and family traditions are a strong part of his identity and he is proud to represent the Canary Islands. 

With the success that Diego has found in both his life and in his time in high school, he has left some tips for success for his fellow classmates. 

“Don’t take life for granted and cross off that bucket list while you can.”

“Keeping a healthy balance of a social life and school will give you the independence and time management skills necessary for the future.”


The Tower wishes Diego all the best in his very bright future.