Student Profile: Senior Bilal Shahab is documenting LHHS history, making music in his spare time
By: Gui Marinho | Published: September 25, 2019
Last week, we talked to one of the most prominent members of the yearbook crew, senior Bilal Shahab. He’s involved in a wide range of extracurriculars and we briefly discussed them during lunch.
Shahab took photojournalism last year and is in his third consecutive year of theater. Transferring to Lake Highlands at the beginning of his sophomore year from Heritage High School in Frisco, he initially missed his old school and friends, but now he’s well-adapted.
“I like the diversity of this school, I also love the people and I think the teachers are very understanding when it comes to assignments or flexibility,’’ Shahab stated when questioned over his favorite thing about Lake Highlands.
“My favorite teacher is Mrs. Grinnell because her flexibility is very good and is better than most teachers,” he said.
Although he’s been familiar with plays and speeches from his three years with Ms. Kane in theater, Shahab says he currently prefers yearbook.
“I love photography, taking pictures and covering the newest things and what’s going on, I love being up to date,” he said.
Not only that, but he also expresses his artistic views in music. With his content in a variety of platforms, including SoundCloud, Spotify, and Apple Music, he classifies himself as a hip hop/rap artist known as Bxlal. His latest album, “Now or Later,” was released Aug. 2 and contains 10 songs.
In addition, Shahab plays point guard for a basketball club outside of school. He jokingly brags about how great of a player he is and how precise his shots are.
“Bet you can’t beat me on 1v1,” he joked.
You can find him on Instagram at @bxlal__ and on Snapchat at @bilal.ball.