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A Step Above: 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 energy to track, cross country and basketball. A humble attitude and strong family role models keep her grounded, but once the starter pistol fires, she flies out of the blocks with a competitive edge and a tireless commitment that push her toward the host of triumphs waiting just across the finish line. For all that and more, Katie Monaco stands – A Step Above.

G.P.A.: 3.639

Sports/Activities/Community Service

  • Varsity Track, 2011-Present; JV Track, 2010
  • Varsity Cross Country, 2010-Present
  • Varsity Basketball, 2009-Present
  • Desert Storm Club Basketball, 2009-11
  • Nevada Elite Club Basketball, 2012
  • Allegiance Sports Management & Training, 2012
  • Broadcast – Channel 6 News, 2011-Present
    St. Thomas More, More Youth, 2010-11
  • L.I.G.H.T. Retreat, 2010-12
  • Sunrise Service Center, 2011
  • Bob Miller Middle School Basketball Camp Volunteer, 2009-10


  • State Champions (Cross Country), 2012
  • Second Team All Region (Cross Country), 2012
  • Sunrise Region Team Champions (Cross Country), 2010-12
  • Scholar Athlete, 2009-10
  • Honor Roll, 2009-10
  • White Letter, 2011
  • Outstanding Sophomore Award (Cross Country), 2010
  • Distance Sportsmanship Award (Track), 2011
  • Coaches Award (Cross Country), 2011
  • Las Vegas Notch Run (3rd Place for Age Group), 2012

Accomplishments Most Proud Of: “I will never forget the day I received my white letter in 2010. I received this for being a varsity athlete in three sports in one school year. I have always dreamed of being a state champion in one of my three sports, and this dream was made reality when my cross country team won the state championship.”

Katie Looks Up To: “Two people I look up to are my grandma and grandpa. My grandmother has been through difficult times, but she is strong and will fight to the end. My grandfather was involved in education and has a huge heart. My grandparents will forever be my role models. Being remembered as loyal, faithful, hardworking and generous is what I aim to be.”

Part of the Solution: “One of the key issues that young adults are facing today is giving up on their dreams. Our generation is more frightened by the idea of growing up than doing what is best for them in the long run. In order to change this, I have helped inspire young female athletes at basketball camp and motivated young teens at my church to do more community service.”

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