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A Step Above: 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 good one. Poised, tenacious and well rounded, Molly strives to make her voice heard, but also finds time to give voice to others through her work in the community. As a camp counselor, she’s proven herself a strong leader and someone who’s dedicated to inspiring others through perseverance and being a positive role model. For all that and more, Molly Sanders rises to – A Step Above.

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G.P.A.: 4.686


  • Tennis, 2009-10
  • Dance Team, 2010-12
  • National Honor Society, 2011-Present
  • Broadcast Journalism, 2009-12
  • Helping Hands Club (Founder and President), 2011-Present
  • Yearbook, 2012-Present
  • Create A Change Now, 2012-Present
  • Eco Club, 2012-Present

Awards/Community Service

  • Jr. Fundraiser of the Year Award – Jewish Family Services, 2009
  • 2nd Place, Live Daily Newscast – CCSD Broadcast Journalism, 2010-11
  • 2nd Place, Best in Show – CCSD Broadcast Journalism, 2011
  • 1st Place, Show Opening – CCSD Broadcast Journalism, 2011
  • 1st Place, Feature Story – Broadcast Journalism
  • 1st Place Varsity Dance – USA Competition, 2010-11
  • 1st Place Varsity Dance – Freedom Dance Competition & NDA Competition, 2011
  • Rain Dance-A-Thon for JFSA Food Pantry (Co-Chairman), 2009
  • Camp Anolim: Counselor-in-Training, 2011; Counselor, 2012
  • American Heart Association Walk, 2010-11
  • Lupus Walk, 2010-11
  • Breast Cancer Walk, 2011
  • Multiple Sclerosis Walk, 2011

Molly is Stronger and Wiser Because: “My experience at summer camp, first as a camper and now as a counselor, has taught me valuable life lessons and contributed to my success. Initially arriving as a shy camper, I learned to come out of my shell, work with others, and become a leader. This summer, I intend to provide a unique and memorable experience for each camper.”

Improving Student Life: “From a curriculum perspective, I would like to see classes in studio art reinstated. This would include drawing, photography, painting and fashion. Not only do these classes add to a well rounded education, but they also provide a creative outlet and possibly an inspiration to work in the field.”

Cause for Concern: “If I had to choose an organization, I would choose one that provides assistance to the homeless. In a country as rich as ours, it is a shame that there are people every night living without the basic necessities that we take for granted. No one should have to spend the night without a roof over his or her head.”



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