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A Step Above: 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 in his talents, he strives to challenge himself in everything from dancing to artwork to student council and beyond, leading the way in creating distinctive work that is certain to inspire others and help build a legacy for his generation. He’s expanding his own horizons while looking toward new ones, and that places Landon Hsieh – A Step Above.

G.P.A.: 4.777

Sports/Activities/Community Service

  • Track & Field, 2010
  • Varsity Quiz, 2010-12
  • All Male Dance Team, 2009
  • National Art Honor Society, 2010-Present
  • Hip Hop Dance Club, 2010-Present
  • Dance Club President, 2010 & 2012; Vice President, 2011
  • Coronado Culture Shock Host, 2010-12
  • Student Council, 2009-Present
  • Junior Class President, 2011-12
  • Nevada Boys’ State Delegate, 2012
  • Landsman Learning Center Tutor, 2010
  • Arturo Cambeiro Elementary School Dance Teacher, 2010-11


  • Harvard Book Prize Award, 2012
  • 1st Place, Journalism Awards, Best Editorial Cartoon, 2012
  • Varsity Quiz State Champions, 2011-12
  • All Male Dance Team National Qualifier, 2010
  • Anime Vegas Masquerade Best Performance (Dance), 2010
  • Anime Vendor Fair Judge’s Choice Award (Dance), 2012
  • 2nd Place, En Masse Entertainment Art Competition, 2012
  • Las Vegas Review Journal Art Spotlight, 2007
  • Las Vegas Review Journal R-Jeneration Spotlight, 2012

Accomplishments Most Proud Of: “I am most proud of organizing prom as the Junior Class President. It was one of the first responsibilities where I had a large influence from start to finish, from planning to fundraising to contacting. My classmates depended on me for one of their major events. Knowing that I was able to do something set this accomplishment apart.”

Landon is Successful Because: “The way I handle life is with precision and efficiency. When I dance, it is my life. When I draw, it is my life. I completely engross myself in what I do. I tell myself every day that I can become better. Pushing for that perfection manages to get me to stand out.”

Landon is Stronger and Wiser Because: “When I first took up student council at Coronado, I was definitely rattled. I never did leadership in middle school, and the change into it had me pulling my hair out. I overcame this hurdle by discovering a key element to leadership – communication. I listened. I talked. I learned. I know now that I must be ready to take risks and try new techniques.”


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