A Step Above

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  • Keely Peterson

    Keely Peterson

    Keely Peterson Foothill High School Class of 2020 It’s not happenstance that Foothill High School Student Body President Keely Peterson often finds herself calling the shots. “Leadership,” she says, “is something that comes naturally for me.” She chalks it up …Read More »
  • Caroline Bellamy

    Caroline Bellamy

    Caroline Bellamy Coronado High School Class of 2020  Coronado High School senior Caroline Bellamy has two loves: horseback riding and yearbook, and she excels at them both through no shortage of passion and effort. Each comes with its own set …Read More »
  • Jackie Mason

    Jackie Mason

    Jackie Mason Green Valley High School Class of 2020 Green Valley High School Student Body President Jackie Mason attacks everything with a strong-willed mind and a penchant for adapting to any situation. When things get sticky, she calls upon qualities …Read More »
  • Katilyn Grant

    Katilyn Grant

    A Step Above 89123 Kaitlyn Grant Silverado High School Class of 2020 Attitude is everything for Silverado High School Student Body President Kaitlyn Grant. Positivity is, after all, at the core of all that she does, from her position as …Read More »
  • Katelyn Rose Carlotti

    Katelyn Rose Carlotti

    Palo Verde High School Class of 2020 Currently sitting at the #1 spot in her class, Palo Verde High School Valedictorian Candidate Katelyn Carlotti is as determined as they come. Ambition, after all, is her greatest strength. It helps her …Read More »
  • Raymond Polydoor

    Raymond Polydoor

    West Career and Technical Academy Class of 2019 The power to persevere is strong in West Career and Technical Academy graduate Raymond Polydoor, who admits that, although he may not be the best at everything, he’s also not the type …Read More »
  • Richard Zhou

    Richard Zhou

    The Meadows School Class of 2019 Writer Douglas Adams said, “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” This quote resonates with The Meadows School Valedictorian …Read More »
  • Jacqueline Leon

    Jacqueline Leon

    Bishop Gorman High School Class of 2019 Bishop Gorman High School Co-Valedictorian Jacqueline Leon is a force. At the top of her class academically and on top of her running game, she stands out as both a dedicated learner and …Read More »
  • Olivia Yamamoto

    Olivia Yamamoto

    Olivia Yamamoto Coronado High School Class of 2019 Politics are among the many interests of Coronado High School Valedictorian Olivia Yamamoto. Even before she was legally allowed to vote she began making big political waves affecting the lives of Nevada’s youth through …Read More »
  • Jackie Smith

    Jackie Smith

    Jackie Smith Foothill High School Class of 2019 Foothill High School Valedictorian Jackie Smith is a firm believer that hard work trumps talent any day. And while she does possess a range of natural ability, she has relied strongly on perseverance and …Read More »
  • Erika Sagum

    Erika Sagum

    Erika Sagum Liberty High School Class of 2019 Liberty High School Valedictorian Erika Sagum believes that a positive mindset is important, no matter the situation and despite all odds. As someone with great aspirations, she’s experienced the clouds of self-doubt, but rather …Read More »
  • Antonia Rose Librizzi

    Antonia Rose Librizzi

    Antonia Rose Librizzi Green Valley High School Class of 2019 Green Valley High School Valedictorian Antonia Librizzi is, by nature, an extremely persistent person. When she decides to do something, she’ll “do that thing no matter how hard it is.” This characteristic …Read More »
  • Tony Lang

    Tony Lang

    Tony Lang Palo Verde High School Class of 2019 “Experience is the best teacher”, says Palo Verde High School senior Tony Lang, for whom success and failure carry equal weight. The former is to be celebrated as a hard-fought-for achievement, while the …Read More »
  • Tanner Rubeli

    Tanner Rubeli

    Tanner Rubeli The Meadows School Class of 2019 If there is one thing The Meadows School senior Tanner Rubeli prioritizes as much or more than being an outstanding student, committed athlete and exuberant entertainer, it’s spreading kindness. “These days,” he says, “people …Read More »
  • Karsonne Winters

    Karsonne Winters

    Karsonne Winters Palo Verde High School Class of 2019  Football, it seems, is in Palo Verde High School senior Karsonne Winters’ blood. He’s been a “baller” since he could walk, and his lifelong love and dedication to the game is clear. Arduous …Read More »
  • Arthur Acuna

    Arthur Acuna

    Arthur Acuna Bishop Gorman High School Class of 2019 Bishop Gorman High School senior Arthur Acuna attributes his goal-oriented, high-achieving nature to his “single-minded determination to keep putting one foot in front of the other, despite challenges.” He fuels this forward momentum …Read More »
  • Armon Latifi

    Armon Latifi

    Coronado High School Class of 2014 G.P.A.: 4.6 There’s a profound freedom that comes with the combination of insatiable curiosity and courage in the face of discomfort. When you can try anything, without fear of failure or embarrassment, the world …Read More »
  • Miguel Garcia

    Miguel Garcia

    Southeast Career & Technical Academy Class of 2014 G.P.A.: 4.7 Science continues to inform us that a deep sense of gratitude and thoughtful understanding of how those around us can affect our lives may be one of the key foundations …Read More »
  • Cassidy Pappas

    Cassidy Pappas

    Silverado High School Class of 2015 G.P.A.: 4.25 To have a voice is a gift that should never be squandered. In the case of Cassidy Pappas – this means through music and through representing her classmates as Student Body President. …Read More »
  • Michael Tatalovich

    Michael Tatalovich

    Coronado High School Class of 2014 G.P.A.: 4.7 Think back to your high school days. Managing the daily struggles of homework, social pressures and what to do on a Friday night is normally stressful enough. Now, add hospital visits, surgeries …Read More »
  • Alexis Best

    Alexis Best

    West Career and Technical Academy Class of 2014 G.P.A.: 4.3 Have you ever met someone who “just has it,” and you can’t quite place what “it” is? Meeting Alexis Best is just like that. The graduating senior at West CTA …Read More »
  • Emily Wattles

    Emily Wattles

    Palo Verde High School Class of 2014 G.P.A.: 3.9 Sense of self is a powerful thing, and not easily achieved. For Emily Wattles, knowing yourself is the most important key to finding happiness and success, two things she is seeing …Read More »
  • Maggie Boyd

    Maggie Boyd

    Palo Verde High School Class of 2014 G.P.A.: 4.3 Not everyone can say they are among the top in the world at something, and it’s even harder to find those who can say it and describe the accomplishment as “pretty …Read More »
  • Jennifer Teng

    Jennifer Teng

    Gorman High School Class of 2014 G.P.A.: 4.11  Jennifer Teng’s quote to live by comes from the great William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” She couldn’t be more spot-on. The tiny senior …Read More »
  • Dallin Bryan

    Dallin Bryan

    Coronado High School Class of 2014 G.P.A.: 4.8 Dallin Bryan epitomizes the all around “stand-up” guy. He’s comfortable in his own skin, smart enough to think for himself and willing to make the tough choices in Einstein-esque “what’s right is …Read More »
  • Emily Lim

    Emily Lim

    Silverado High School Class of 2014 G.P.A.: 4.8 It’s been a hot topic in education and the working world: Why are fewer women interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects than men? Well, that memo never reached the …Read More »
  • Gabrielle Smith

    Gabrielle Smith

    Coronado High School Class of 2014 G.P.A.: 4.2 Hard work and a sense of humor will take you a long way. This is evident in the success enjoyed by Gabrielle Smith. With intense dedication, competitive spirit and a smile, the …Read More »
  • Victoria Albanese

    Victoria Albanese

    Las Vegas Academy Class of 2014 G.P.A.: 4.2 It’s always something special to meet a hero in the making – someone living with intention to protect and serve others. Many times it takes growing up to realize that purpose in …Read More »
  • Angele Bruce

    Angele Bruce

    A Step Above 89144 Angele Bruce Palo Verde High School Class of 2014 G.P.A.: 4.4 “To thine own self be true…” The quote is Shakespearean and a little old-fashioned, yes, but does that make the message wrong? Absolutely not. That …Read More »
  • Luke Kecman, Clayton James Rhodes and Billy Wolfbrandt

    Luke Kecman, Clayton James Rhodes and Billy Wolfbrandt

    Step Above 89128 Faith Lutheran Mark 10:14 Program Graduating Class Luke Kecman, Clayton James Rhodes and Billy Wolfbrandt The Mark 10:14 Program at Faith Lutheran High School is dedicated to children with intellectual disabilities such as autism or Down syndrome. …Read More »
  • Paula Chelee R. Castro

    Paula Chelee R. Castro

    A Step Above 89135 Paula Chelee R. Castro Northwest Career and Technical Academy Class of 2014 G.P.A.: 4.8 Are there times when you look at others and think, “How do they have the time?” Paula Castro, a senior at the …Read More »
  • Tyler Teresi

    Tyler Teresi

    A Step Above 89117 Tyler Teresi Spring Valley High School Class of 2014 G.P.A.: 4.706 There’s nothing more exciting than an activist in the making. Aside from his stellar grades and recent admission (on scholarship) to Emory University, the most …Read More »
  • Where Are They Now?

    Where Are They Now?

    From the inception of the Zip Code Magazines our motto was “Building community one zip at a time” and when we came up with it, we meant it. What we realized from the onset was that building community started with …Read More »
  • Parker Rost

    Parker Rost

    Palo Verde High School Class of 2014 Parker Rost is serious about two things: football, and his plans for the future. As the quarterback and Offensive MVP for Palo Verde High School’s football team, Parker has earned respect and developed …Read More »
  • Brandon DeWitte

    Brandon DeWitte

    Palo Verde High School Class of 2014 In Brandon DeWitte, one finds ability, benevolence and an understanding of balance that most working adults are still trying to achieve. The senior at Palo Verde High School strives for quality in all …Read More »
  • Mason Scott

    Mason Scott

    Cimarron–Memorial High School Class of 2014 Mason Scott is a doer, plain and simple. If the senior at Cimarron—Memorial High School sees something that can be improved, expanded upon or built (literally and figuratively), he’ll do it without so much …Read More »
  • Cindy Rivera

    Cindy Rivera

    Spring Valley High School Class of 2014 When it comes to education, college and planning a future there are students who are set on a path from a young age, and there are those who blaze their own trail. Cindy …Read More »
  • Kyleigh Brigman

    Kyleigh Brigman

    Las Vegas Academy Class of 2014 Kyleigh Brigman of the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts has realized she can set her own course, regardless of resistance. That makes her unstoppable. The high school senior, dedicated to her craft of …Read More »
  • Logan Lucas

    Logan Lucas

    Coronado High School Class of 2014 “Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.” Walt Whitman was on to something, and so is Logan Lucas of Coronado High School. The infectiously optimistic high school senior …Read More »
  • Brandon Kawaguchi

    Brandon Kawaguchi

    Coronado High School Class of 2014 Many people go years without finding or pursuing their true passions, and for some the threat of failure can be a deterrent all together in chasing a dream. As a senior at Coronado High …Read More »
  • George Chumas

    George Chumas

    A feeling of inclusivity and sincere appreciation is met when talking with George Chumas, an 89012 resident and senior at Foothill High School. A natural leader and humble talent, you believe him when he says he considers his peer groups …Read More »
  • Deanna Konopka

    Deanna Konopka

    Cimarron-Memorial High School Class of 2014 It’s hard to find a person with the curiosity and bravery to start something totally new, and even more rare for that person to posses the focus and willpower to conquer the difficulties that …Read More »
  • Shane Cashin

    Shane Cashin

    E.W. Clark High School Class of 2014 Shane Cashin shoots for the moon…literally. Meeting the intensely ambitious senior at The Academy of Mathematics, Science and Applied Technology (AMSAT) program at E.W. Clark High School is like meeting Juggernaut from X-Men, …Read More »
  • Catie Miller

    Catie Miller

    Bishop Gorman High School Class of 2014 Being comfortable in your own skin is a luxury that comes to most well after the trials and tribulations of high school. For Catie Miller, on the other hand, it’s something that has …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Jordan Serrano

    A Step Above – Jordan Serrano

    Liberty High School Class of 2014 For all the pressure put on looking towards the future, there is something very special and unique about those who are able to live in the moment. Jordan Serrano, Liberty High School’s current Student …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Brooke Garlick

    A Step Above – Brooke Garlick

    Coronado High School Class of 2014 It’s not always easy keeping a smile when life gets tough, but for Brooke Garlick of Coronado High School that’s the only way to be. That, and so focused on making dreams come true …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Alison Machabee

    A Step Above – Alison Machabee

    The Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Class of 2014 Alison Machabee is fierce – in the best sense of the word. Driven and highly motivated, yet simultaneously poetic and humble, this classically trained dance student at Las Vegas Academy …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Julia Stella

    A Step Above – Julia Stella

    Coronado High School  Class of 2014 In a popular culture that at times gives too much credence to negative and even potentially damaging behavior, hope stems from those individuals like Julia Stella of Coronado High School who are dedicated to …Read More »
  • A Step Above –   Powell Naylor

    A Step Above – Powell Naylor

    Palo Verde High School Class of 2014 Success takes many forms, but its origin typically boils down to one thing: lots of hard work. Palo Verde High School Student Body President Powell Naylor has dedicated himself to leading by example …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Nick Hatton

    A Step Above – Nick Hatton

    Bishop Gorman High School Class of 2014 Much like his father, Bishop Gorman High School Student Body President Nick Hatton has a passion for restoring old cars. A fitting hobby in his case, as this enterprising and forward thinking young …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Lena Schulhofer

    A Step Above – Lena Schulhofer

    The Meadows School Class of 2014 Life is a continuous learning experience for The Meadows School Student Body President Lena Schulhofer. As she steps up to assume a key leadership role within her academic community, Lena hopes to serve as …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Brock Smith

    A Step Above – Brock Smith

    Faith Lutheran High School Class of 2014 Between academics, athletics and student council, Faith Lutheran High School Student Body President Brock Smith stays active and involved in all aspects of campus life. With dynamic leadership skills and steadfast determination, Brock …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Kayla McKenna

    A Step Above – Kayla McKenna

    Silverado High School Class of 2014 Confidence is key for Silverado Student Body President Kayla McKenna. Self assurance has long been the standout quality of any good leader, especially one charged with overseeing student government, and Kayla helps keep her …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Sophie Arrowsmith

    A Step Above – Sophie Arrowsmith

    Green Valley High School Class of 2014 Life has been a spectacular adventure for Green Valley High School Student Body President Sophie Arrowsmith. Hailing from across the Atlantic, Sophie’s journey has taken her from Manchester, England (she’s a Man City …Read More »
  • A Step Above – R.J. Khalaf

    A Step Above – R.J. Khalaf

    Coronado High School Class of 2014 “To thine own self be true,” said Polonius to his son Laertes in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, advice that Coronado High School Student Body President R.J. Khalaf takes to heart. With a prevailing drive to succeed …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Allison Beal

    A Step Above – Allison Beal

    Foothill High School Class of 2014 True leadership is not about making inspirational speeches; it’s about results, and Foothill High School Student Body President Allison Beal has spent her career in student council making things happen through intensive leadership, goal …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Claire Holden

    A Step Above – Claire Holden

    Palo Verde High School Class of 2013 John Mayer once sang, “Who says I can’t be free from all of the things that I used to be?” That idea of a life filled with promise and possibility is something Palo …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Lindsey Flangas

    A Step Above – Lindsey Flangas

    Faith Lutheran High School Class of 2013 Faith Lutheran High School senior Lindsey Flangas has built her strength of character through hard work, strong values and a clear vision for her future. The University of Texas at Austin will welcome …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Laura Brodkin

    A Step Above – Laura Brodkin

    Bishop Gorman High School Class of 2013 Knowledge is truth, and Bishop Gorman High School senior Laura Brodkin hopes to have a career and a future where she consistently seeks more of both. Eloquent, personable and passionate about what she …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Neil Insigne

    A Step Above – Neil Insigne

    Liberty High School Class of 2013 Liberty High School senior Neil Insigne doesn’t believe in limitations. From his impressive achievements as a pole vault champion to his desire to help others in his future career as a physical therapist, Neil …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Erica Pereszlenyi

    A Step Above – Erica Pereszlenyi

    Green Valley High School Class of 2013 Success isn’t something that’s just given to us; it’s something we have to earn. Green Valley High School senior Erica Pereszlenyi knows what it takes to get there, and she’s put in years …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Riley Lawrence

    A Step Above – Riley Lawrence

    Coronado High School Class of 2013 Finding the bright side in any situation isn’t hard for Coronado High School senior Riley Lawrence. With a winning smile and a positive attitude, she values the strong connections to friends, family and community …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Brianna Ballard

    A Step Above – Brianna Ballard

    Coronado High School Class of 2013 Making a difference in the world isn’t something that Coronado High School senior Brianna Ballard takes lightly. Whether it’s through friends, community, or her future career as a chemical engineer, this confident and enterprising …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Elsie Powley

    A Step Above – Elsie Powley

    West Career & Technical Academy Class of 2013 With a sharp mind for bio-tech, the steadfast resolve of an athlete and the strong work ethic of a multi-talented scholar, West Career & Technical Academy senior Elsie Powley has a bright …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Brandon Koltes

    A Step Above – Brandon Koltes

    Palo Verde High School Class of 2013 The wild blue yonder awaits for Palo Verde High School senior Brandon Koltes as he will fulfill a lifelong dream when he reports to the United States Air Force Academy this summer. Hailing …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Miriam Krause

    A Step Above – Miriam Krause

    Cimarron-Memorial High School Class of 2014 Las Vegas has always been a melting pot of different backgrounds and cultures, which makes Cimarron-Memorial High School Miriam Krause a perfect fit. Hailing from a small town in Germany called Oschersleben, Miriam has …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Juliana & Lindsey Remark

    A Step Above – Juliana & Lindsey Remark

    Bishop Gorman High School Class of 2013 The journey through life is best taken with someone by your side, and that companionship is something cherished by Bishop Gorman High School seniors and identical twins Juliana and Lindsey Remark. Inspired by …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Jordan Savoy

    A Step Above – Jordan Savoy

    Silverado High School Class of 2013 Shoot for the moon, because even if you miss you’ll land among the stars. Those words carry particular weight for Silverado High School senior Jordan Savoy as she strives toward a career with NASA …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Nicole Westover

    A Step Above – Nicole Westover

    Green Valley High School Class of 2013 With recognition from coaches, fellow players and even big brand names like Gatorade, Green Valley High School senior Nicole Westover stands out as a true champion on the soccer field. From playing on …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Troy Nguyen

    A Step Above – Troy Nguyen

    Coronado High School Class of 2013 With big dreams, a competitive spirit and a passion for the great outdoors, Coronado High School senior Troy Nguyen is dead set on staying active and achieving great things. Always humble yet full of …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Sofia Cruz

    A Step Above – Sofia Cruz

    Coronado High School Class of 2013 The trials we face in our past give us the strength we need to face the future. Coronado High School senior Sofia Cruz didn’t have an easy childhood, but she has emerged from her …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Dontre Manual

    A Step Above – Dontre Manual

    Palo Verde High School Class of 2013 Speaking up and speaking out is nothing new for Palo Verde High School senior Dontre Manual. As a champion and highly regarded leader in the field of forensics, Dontre puts his heart and …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Molly Sanders

    A Step Above – Molly Sanders

    Palo Verde High School Class of 2013 With a winning personality and a passion for broadcast journalism, Palo Verde High School senior Molly Sanders always has a story to tell – and judging by her numerous accolades, it’s usually a …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Chalon Henderson

    A Step Above – Chalon Henderson

    Cimarron-Memorial High School Class of 2013 Cimarron-Memorial High School senior Chalon Henderson is no stranger to the word dedication. It takes her own special brand of commitment, enthusiasm and intensive work ethic to not only participate in all the sports …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Jake Smirk

    A Step Above – Jake Smirk

    Bishop Gorman High School Class of 2013 As a defensive end and State Champion on the football field, Bishop Gorman High School senior Jake Smirk brings a sense of athleticism, spirit and undeniable energy to his favorite sport. Big colleges …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Kayla Herrera

    A Step Above – Kayla Herrera

    Liberty High School Class of 2013 Every journey in life begins by putting one foot in front of the other. Whether it’s running track and cross country or discovering new passions in life, Liberty High School senior Kayla Herrera has …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Kayla Anderson

    A Step Above – Kayla Anderson

    Green Valley High School Class of 2014 Setting goals is an important part of life for anyone out to achieve success. Green Valley High School student Kayla Anderson isn’t just setting goals; she’s helping her team rack them up on …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Mathison Clore

    A Step Above – Mathison Clore

    Coronado High School Class of 2013 With an eye toward studying economics and visions of law school in his future, Coronado High School senior Mathison Clore seems destined for a prestigious career. But ambitious dreams have not changed this outgoing …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Malia Zinn

    A Step Above – Malia Zinn

    Coronado High School Class of 2013 For many students, music is an essential part of any well rounded education, but for Coronado High School senior Malia Zinn, it’s a fundamental part of life in general. For this versatile and ambitious …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Wesley Mann

    A Step Above – Wesley Mann

    Palo Verde High School Class of 2013 Actions may speak louder than words, but Palo Verde High School senior Wesley Mann has a talent for turning words into action. As a proud member of speech and debate, Wesley has numerous …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Taylor Calmelat

    A Step Above – Taylor Calmelat

    Palo Verde High School Class of 2013 She’s played a princess, an orphan and a noble matriarch, but just about any role suits Palo Verde High School senior Taylor Calmelat. Her myriad talents range from singing to comedy to directing …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Brianna Becker

    A Step Above – Brianna Becker

    Faith Lutheran High School Class of 2013 A winning golf game isn’t about sinking a hole in one every time. It’s about discipline, consistency and follow through, all qualities that are exemplified by Faith Lutheran High School senior and championship …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Julie Borzage

    A Step Above – Julie Borzage

    Bishop Gorman High School Class of 2013 All the world’s a stage, and Bishop Gorman High School senior Julie Borzage is happy to be one of the players. Whether she’s performing on stage or playing an instrument, this talented young …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Ashton Martin

    A Step Above – Ashton Martin

    Silverado High School Class of 2013 The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow, and with fearless guides such as Silverado High School senior Ashton Martin to lead them, they are destined for big things. With a passion for …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Tyler Topham

    A Step Above – Tyler Topham

    Green Valley High School Class of 2013 Some people may fold when life gets difficult, but Green Valley High School senior Tyler Topham has a knack for staying focused under pressure, leading to big results. As a star linebacker on …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Landon Hsieh

    A Step Above – Landon Hsieh

    Coronado High School Class of 2013 Creativity and innovation are two of the most powerful forces at work in society, both of which come together through the artistic expression of Coronado High School senior Landon Hsieh. Cordial, outgoing and diverse …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Katie Monaco

    A Step Above – Katie Monaco

    Coronado High School Class of 2013 Never fear, never settle. That’s the determined outlook that drives Coronado High School senior Katie Monaco to rise above the crowd. Fastidious and focused, born to be an athlete, Katie dedicates a wealth of …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Alex Blutman

    A Step Above – Alex Blutman

    Palo Verde High School Class of 2013 Palo Verde High School senior Alex Blutman loves a good debate. It’s no surprise, then, that he’s earned many awards of distinction and risen to prominence at the national level in speech and …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Miranda Lopez

    A Step Above – Miranda Lopez

    Palo Verde High School Class of 2013 From cheerleading to student council and beyond, the indomitable spirit that Palo Verde High School senior Miranda Lopez shows for school (and for life) not only inspires others but unites them in camaraderie. …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Kallyse Duddlesten

    A Step Above – Kallyse Duddlesten

    The Meadows School Class of 2013 Aut viam inveniam aut faciam. The Meadows School senior Kallyse Duddlesten could tell you that’s Latin for, “I’ll either find a way or make one,” a philosophy that definitely defines this motivated young woman’s …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Ben Schlichting

    A Step Above – Ben Schlichting

    Bishop Gorman High School Class of 2013 Winston Churchill once said that the price of greatness is responsibility. Bishop Gorman High School senior Ben Schlichting proves that adage true as someone who takes the lead in all his endeavors while …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Cole Mitchum

    A Step Above – Cole Mitchum

    Liberty High School Class of 2013 Standing tall has always been easy for Liberty High School senior Cole Mitchum, and not just because of the basketball player’s physical stature. Confident and self assured in everything from his smile to his …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Carly Schiess

    A Step Above – Carly Schiess

    Green Valley High School Class of 2013 Bump, set, spike. Volleyball is a sport that requires consistent focus and strong follow through, just a couple of the outstanding qualities shown by State Championship player and Green Valley High School senior …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Wen Jay Tan

    A Step Above – Wen Jay Tan

    Coronado High School Class of 2013 In a world of fast paced technology, Coronado High School senior Wen Jay Tan has no problem keeping up. This aspiring valedictorian hopes to one day stand at the forefront of innovation by turning …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Laura Wozniak

    A Step Above – Laura Wozniak

    Coronado High School Class of 2013 Do what you do with passion or don’t do it at all. That’s the philosophy that guides Coronado High School senior Laura Wozniak. She understands the importance of appreciating the journey, judging personal achievement …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Annie Freman

    A Step Above – Annie Freman

    Faith Lutheran High School Class of 2013 Passion makes perfect. That’s the philosophy that Faith Lutheran High School Student Body President Annie Freman has followed to great success. As one of the premier young golfers in the valley,  Annie’s love …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Cole Bryan

    A Step Above – Cole Bryan

    Palo Verde High School Class of 2013 The golden rule for enjoying life seems fairly simple: do what you love. That’s always been the answer for Palo Verde High School Student Body President Cole Bryan. Put a lacrosse stick in …Read More »
  • A Step Above – Carli Stafford

    A Step Above – Carli Stafford

    Cimarron-Memorial High School Class of 2013 Ask any softball player the key to a solid hitting streak, and they’ll tell you to keep your eye on the ball. That same measure of focus, both on and off the field, has …Read More »
  • A Step Above –  Summer Minden

    A Step Above – Summer Minden

    Bishop Gorman High School Class of 2013 One generation’s leaders become the next generation’s shining examples, and that’s a role Bishop Gorman High School Student Body President Summer Minden is happy to fill. Guided by strong values and smart choices, …Read More »
  • A Step Above  – Shawn Steckel

    A Step Above – Shawn Steckel

    Silverado High School Class of 2013 Being a leader means more than just having a winning personality. Leadership grows out of knowing when to make the right decisions and having the charisma to inspire others, all qualities that Silverado High …Read More »