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A Step Above: A Step Above – Brooke Garlick

Coronado High School
Class of 2014

It’s not always easy keeping a smile when life gets tough, but for Brooke Garlick of Coronado High School that’s the only way to be. That, and so focused on making dreams come true that you don’t have time to get down in the dumps! A stellar athlete, involved student and natural leader, Brooke truly personifies the results of good, old-fashioned hard work mixed with just the right dash of flexibility for life’s guaranteed twists and turns. Add that to the premium she puts on being a good teammate on and off the court, and it’s a recipe that places her – A Step Above.

G.P.A. 3.69

A Step Above 89074 Zip Code Magazine



  • Varsity Volleyball, 2011-Present; Team Captain, 2013-2014
  • CSA Volleyball Club, 2013-2014
  • Three-time AAU Junior Olympics Bid, 2013
  • 702 Beach Volleyball Team, 2013
  • Vegas Encore Volleyball Club, 2011-2013
  • Net Believers Volleyball Club, 2009-2011
  • First Place 18U LV Beach Bash, 2013
  • Selected for Congressional Youth Leadership Council (CYLC), 2013
  • USA Volleyball A3 Youth Camp in Las Vegas, 2012-2013
  • Most Spirited (Varsity Volleyball), 2012-2013
  • Best Offensive Player (Varsity Volleyball), 2011-2012

Activities/Clubs/Community Service

  • Coronado Student Council Class President: Freshman, 2010-2011; Sophomore, 2011-2012; Junior, 2012-2013; Senior, 2013-2014
  • National Honors Society, 2012-2014
  • Best Buddies Member, 2012-2014
  • Graduation Ambassador for HERFF Jones, 2013-2014
  • Three Square Food Bank, 2012-Present
  • Cougars Care, 2010-Present
  • Santa Run, 2007-Present

Where can you find Brooke in ten years:
“In ten years I see myself either working for ESPN as a sideline sportscaster or helping young athletes in sports medicine.  I also see myself giving back to my community.”

Brooke’s keys to success: “I believe that your success is based off of the ability to take a bad situation and make it better.  As John Wooden once said, ‘Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.’  No matter what I go through, I try to make the best out of it because life is too short to be dwelling on the negative.”

On overcoming adversity: “I was invited to a USA Volleyball camp my sophomore year and on the first day, during the last drill, I stepped on another player’s foot and severely sprained my ankle.  The type of sprain took a long time to heal and it was a very frustrating recovery.  I missed nearly all of my junior season and quickly learned that it takes both patience and hard work to rehab and return from an injury.  I learned through adversity that it is important to stay positive and always keep your head up.”

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