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A Step Above: A Step Above – Troy Nguyen

Coronado High School
Class of 2013

With big dreams, a competitive spirit and a passion for the great outdoors, Coronado High School senior Troy Nguyen is dead set on staying active and achieving great things. Always humble yet full of pride in his many endeavors, Troy credits his success to hard work, intense focus and a strong network of support. Whether it’s helping his tennis team win the state championship or hitting the books to help achieve his ultimate goal of a career in medicine, he’s turning opportunities into accomplishments, and that helps place Troy Nguyen – A Step Above.


G.P.A.: 4.7


  • Volleyball, 2011
  • Track, 2010
  • Tennis, 2010-2012; Team Captain, 2012
  • Coronado Student Council, 2012-13; Student Body Treasurer, 2012-Present
  • Coronado Key Club, 2009-11
  • Coronado National Honor Society, 2011; Chair Club Treasurer, 2012-Present
  • Lumberjack’s Club, 2012-Present

Awards/Community Service

  • Men’s Varsity Tennis State Champions, 2012; State Runner Up, 2010-11
  • Men’s Varsity Tennis Regional Champions, 2010-12
  • Scholar Athlete (Men’s Varsity Tennis), 2010-12
  • All State Academic Team (Men’s Varsity Tennis), 2010-12
  • Men’s JV Volleyball State Champions, 2011
  • Nevada Math Prize Exam Award Winner, 2012
  • AP Scholar with Honor Award, 2012
  • AP Scholar with Distinction Award, 2013
  • St. Rose Hospital Volunteer, 2012-Present
  • Tutoring, 2009-Present
  • Church Group Volunteer, 2010-Present

Accomplishments Most Proud Of: “I am most proud of our whole tennis team for finally bringing back that State Champions trophy. For the past few years we have consistently made it to the finals, but year after year we would fall just short. This year, we went up to Reno with a dead mindset that nothing short of first place was good enough. After a hard-fought battle in the finals which was forced into an extra tiebreaker, our team was finally able to come out on top.”

Troy is Successful Because: “I attribute my success to the people around me. I’ve got such a strong support system from family and friends that help me with everything I do. If I ever wanted to try and do something, I can always count on them to support me. My family and friends are the reason I’m where I’m at, and without them, I wouldn’t be half the person I am today.”

Troy Looks Up To: “My dad came to the United States with literally nothing after escaping from communist Vietnam as a child, and through hard work and commitment, he has become a successful doctor and business owner here in Henderson. He really exemplifies the possibilities that can be achieved when you focus your efforts into a goal and act upon it.”



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