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A Step Above: A Step Above – Sofia Cruz

Coronado High School
Class of 2013

The trials we face in our past give us the strength we need to face the future. Coronado High School senior Sofia Cruz didn’t have an easy childhood, but she has emerged from her early struggles as a strong, confident and determined young woman. With a bright smile, a positive attitude and tireless energy, she’s emerged as a superstar on the basketball court, a leader in the classroom and a champion for the less fortunate, staying optimistic and productive each and every day. She’s working hard and happy to be living life, and that sets Sofia Cruz – A Step Above.


G.P.A.: 4.655

Sports/Activities/Community Service

  • Varsity Women’s Basketball, 2010-13
  • Homecoming Court Member, 2012
  • Best Buddies, 2011-12
  • Best Buddies Santa Run, 2010-12
  • Every 15 Minutes Program, 2012\


  • Las Vegas Super 7, 2012-13
  • MVP of Sunrise Southeast Division, 2012-13
  • All State Team, 2011-13
  • February Athlete of the Month, 2011-13
  • All Conference Sunrise SE Division Team, 2011-12
  • Most Valuable Offensive Player, 2010-11
  • Most Valuable Player, 2012-13
  • All State Academic Team, 2010-13
  • Scholar Athlete Award, 2010-13
  • Honor Roll Student, 2010-13
  • Dean’s List, 2010-13
  • October Student of the Month, 2011

Accomplishments Most Proud Of: “I am most proud of my academic and athletic track record. Even with a fully loaded honors schedule and basketball schedule, I was able to maintain exceptional grades in school and continue to improve my basketball skills as well. As an adolescent, it can be difficult to concentrate when so many other things are happening, but I have always had the mind-set of separating myself from the average teenager.”

Sophia is Stronger and Wiser Because: “At the age of seven, my parents were divorced. I was moving in and out of houses constantly, and I had no stable home environment. My parents struggled to maintain a civil relationship, so mediation went through my brother and I, having to deal with adult issues as young children. The obstacles I had to overcome at a young age have shaped me into the strong woman I am today.”

Cause for Concern: “I would be president of a charitable organization that benefits the physically and mentally disabled. I have always had a special place in my heart for people who are disabled. I am so blessed to have 100% physical ability; however, not every child is born with that privilege. I would raise money to provide a recreational center specifically for people with disabilities that would include classes, games and many social gatherings.”

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