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A Step Above: 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 earned big results for Cimarron-Memorial High School Student Body President Carli Stafford. Outgoing, genial and always willing to defy the odds, Carli takes being a role model to heart, whether that means lending a helping hand to family, cheering on teammates or helping bring her school together. For always stepping up as a leader, and being stronger because of it, Carli Stafford stands – A Step Above.

G.P.A.: 4.0


  • Varsity Softball, 2010-12; Captain, 2012
  • JV Softball, 2009
  • LV Rage 16U Softball Team, 2010-11
  • LV Outlaws 18U Softball Team, 2012
  • Varsity Bowling, 2009-12
  • Academic Letter, 2012
  • State Runner Ups (Bowling), 2010
  • Rookie of the Year (Softball), 2011
  • 2nd Team All League (Softball), 2011

Activities/Community Service

  • National Junior Honor Society, 2007-08; Secretary, 2008
  • Student Council, 2009-Present
  • Freshman Class Vice President, 2009-10
  • Sophomore Class Secretary, 2010-11
  • Executive Board Secretary, 2011-12
  • Student Body President, 2012
  • We-R-Community, 2011-Present

Goals & Aspirations: “Right now, the only thing I’m focused on is getting through senior year successfully. I want to graduate with the Advanced Honors diploma. With three AP classes, two Honor classes and student council, I’m going to need to stay determined and ambitious.”

Carli is Successful Because: “I have a lot of heart, drive and ambition to be the best that I can be in everything that I do. I aspire to be a good role model for my younger brother and all younger children as well.”

Carli is Stronger and Wiser Because: “Everything that I have gone through in my sixteen years of life so far has gotten me to where I am today. There isn’t just one obstacle that I’ve had to face in life that has made me stronger; I get stronger and stronger every day.”

Improving Student Life: “I just wish that students at Cimarron-Memorial would care more about their academics as well as their involvement. Being involved in different clubs and organizations will definitely make someone’s high school years more enjoyable and successful.”

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