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A Step Above: Cassidy Pappas

Silverado High School
Class of 2015
G.P.A.: 4.25

To have a voice is a gift that should never be squandered. In the case of Cassidy Pappas – this means through music and through representing her classmates as Student Body President. The incoming senior at Silverado High School uses her voice for good – whether it’s in song, or to speak out in defense of those who can’t necessarily defend themselves. With a wide spectrum of talents, and a decidedly kind disposition, Cassidy defies the omnipresent culture lines that echo through the high schools halls. Her ability to maintain a positive leadership style, regardless of the task at hand, as well as to live in the moment place Cassidy – A Step Above.  

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  • Silverado Soccer Team, 2011-2015; Junior Varsity, 2011-2012; Varsity, 2012-2015
  • Varsity Flag Football, 2012-2015; Captain, 2013-2015
  • Club Soccer, 2011-2012
  • Silverado Volleyball, 2011
  • Women’s Madrigal Singers, 2012-2015
  • 1st Vice President of Choir Program, 2013-2015
  • Concert Choir, 2012
  • Advanced Women’s Chorus, 2011



  • Class Committee, 2013-2015
  • Student Council, 2015; Student Body President, 2015
  • Division Champions, Flag Football, 2014
  • State Runner-up, Flag Football, 2013


What are your goals for this year? “Some goals I have for the upcoming year include trying my best to create an even more positive environment at Silverado and creating wonderful memories of my senior year.”

You’ve had a lot of help in your journey through high school: “My family is the reason I am successful. My parents have taught me so much in my 17 years and I can never thank them enough for creating such a wonderful life for my siblings and me. Knowing I have such a strong support system between my family and closest friends motivates me to do my best in everything I do.”

One member of your support system is especially inspirational:  “Of course my parents are two people that I will always look up to, but my sister is one person I respect and idolize more than anyone. I have watched her go through high school, college and now most recently medical school halfway across the world and she has taught me that if I want something, I should never let anything or anyone get in my way.”

Treating people right and creating happiness is very important to you: “Bullying has become a major issue amongst young adults especially with the increase of social media. I always try to keep positive and hope that this positivity transfers to the people around me. It is very important that as people we choose our words carefully and respect others. Try and go out of your way to make someone smile instead of spreading  negativity amongst others.”

If you could be the president of any type of nonprofit or charitable organization: “My best friend has been a part of my life since 2nd grade and her family has also become my second family. Her younger sister is diagnosed with a form or autism, and since we have been friends I have learned a lot about this disability. F.E.A.T. (Families for Effective Autism Treatment) is an organization that is dear to me and has grown immensely since it has started. It has changed countless lives and has inspired me in every way possible.”

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