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A Step Above: 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 not just by her goals but by what it takes to get there. With strong faith in herself and a commitment to embrace every opportunity, both on the cross country track and in the classroom, Laura always puts her best foot forward with a natural poise and firm willpower. For always setting the bar high, both for others and herself, Laura Wozniak remains – A Step Above.

G.P.A.: 4.7


  • Coronado Varsity Swim Team, 2010-11
  • BCH Swim Team, 2008-12
  • Coronado Track and Field Distance Team, 2011-12
  • Coronado Cross Country Team, 2012
  • Coronado High School Wind Symphony, 2009-12
  • Cougar Pride Marching Band, 2009-12
  • French Horn Section Leader, 2010-12
  • CCSD Solo and Ensemble, 2010
  • CCSD Honor Band, 2010-12; Principal Horn, 2008-09
  • National Honor Society, 2012
  • French Club, 2012
  • Habitat for Humanity, 2012

Awards/Community Service

  • Outstanding Musician Award, 2006-09
  • Nevada All-State Musician, 2010-12
  • Scholar Athlete Award, 2011
  • Nevada All-State Academic Team (Swimming; Track & Field), 2011-12
  • CHS Honor Roll, 2009-Present
  • Catholic Charities Volunteer, 2009
  • St. Thomas More L.I.G.H.T. Work Retreat, 2008-09
  • Henderson Libraries Malcolm Branch Volunteer, 2010-12
  • Iron Man Triathlon Volunteer, 2010-12

Laura is Stronger and Wiser Because: “Over the past few years, I have experienced numerous health setbacks and a sports injury in swimming. These obstacles were difficult to face but they ultimately provided me with new opportunities. Now, I have a stronger faith in myself that I can achieve whatever I strive for, even through adversity.”

Improving Student Life: “Many students leave high school still unsure of what they want to do. They go to college and experience trials and errors in what they want to study. I wish that more work experience such as internships and shadowing were available to high school students. In this way, students can discern the best choices to pursue regarding college and a successful career.”

Part of the Solution: “Young adults need to gain a larger perception of the world and its issues. More service projects and missions should be developed for young adults so they may achieve and nurture a stronger sense of compassion for the world at large.”

Cause for Concern: “I would want to be president of an organization like the Stand Up to Cancer organization. I admire their strong devotion to finding a cure and putting an end to cancer.”


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