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A Step Above: A Step Above – Shawn Steckel

Silverado High School
Class of 2013

Being a leader means more than just having a winning personality. Leadership grows out of knowing when to make the right decisions and having the charisma to inspire others, all qualities that Silverado High School Student Body President Shawn Steckel has on his side. Athletic, optimistic and completely at ease with life, Shawn has a passion for healthy living and giving the best of himself in everything from volleyball to volunteer work. Driven to succeed through positivity and a strong desire for self improvement, Shawn Steckel stands – A Step Above.

Sports/Activities/Awards/Community Service

  • Varsity Cross-Country, 2009-10
  • Varsity Volleyball, 2010-12
  • Student Body President, 2012
  • Class Committee, 2010-12
  • Student Council, 2010-12
  • Outstanding Sophomore for Student Council, 2011
  • Outstanding Junior for Student Council, 2012
  • Honorable Mention for Volleyball, 2011-12
  • Volunteer for Make-A-Wish Foundation, 2009-10
  • Volunteer at Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary, 2010
  • Volunteer for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, 2010-11

Goals & Aspirations: “My goal for this year is to have a memorable and successful senior year. I want to make this the best year yet! My goal for the future is to graduate from college with a degree in medicine and then start my residency at a hospital.”

Shawn Looks Up To: “I look up to my dad, because he can solve any problem thrown at him. He never gives up on anything and is always encouraging others to do their best.”

Accomplishments Most Proud Of: “My proudest accomplishment is becoming Student Body President. It took a lot of work and time, but I have made amazing memories that I will never forget!”

Shawn is Stronger and Wiser Because: “My freshman year, I tried out for the varsity volleyball team. I was the first freshman to ever try for varsity, and I thought I had no chance at making the team. I gave it my all at tryouts and made the team! This experience taught me to try my hardest, no matter what.”

Part of the Solution: “A key issue facing young adults today is obesity. It is very important to make healthy lifestyle choices and exercise regularly. I can be a part of the solution by asking for a healthier lunch menu at school.”

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