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A Step Above: A Step Above – Julia Stella

Coronado High School 
Class of 2014

In a popular culture that at times gives too much credence to negative and even potentially damaging behavior, hope stems from those individuals like Julia Stella of Coronado High School who are dedicated to positive influence and empowering those around them to be better versions of themselves. A talented musician and attentive student, Julia’s commitment to excellence has proven valuable in meeting her goals for the future, and thriving in all aspects of her life. Even more importantly, Julia strives to succeed while always maintaining top standards, a positive attitude and a focused vision of how things can be, placing her – A Step Above.

G.P.A. 4.8




  • Cougar Pride Marching Band, 2010-Present; Section Leader, 2013
  • Wind Symphony, 2012-2013
  • Symphonic Band, 2010-2012
  • Superior Rating at CCSD Solo and Ensemble, 2013
  • Nevada Prize Exam Award Recipient, 2013
  • AP Scholar, 2013
  • Outstanding Woodwind Musician, 2011


Clubs/Community Service

  • National Honor Society, 2012-2013
  • American Red Cross Club, 2013; Vice President, 2013
  • Mu Alpha Theta, 2013
  • Ironman Volunteer, 2012-2013
  • American Red Cross Youth Ambassador, 2013
  • L.I.G.H.T Work Camp, 2012


Julia’s Goals and Aspirations: “My most important aspiration is to be a role model for others. I have been privileged to meet so many inspirational people in my life that now I hope I can inspire at least one person to realize that anything is possible when you have an open mind and a desire to succeed.”

Julia’s Ten Year Plan:
“In ten years, I see myself as a college graduate working in a medical research setting. I hope to develop new medications or treatments for today’s incurable diseases.”

Someone Julia Admires: “I look up to my parents more than anybody. They both have showed me that your perspective on a situation is essential. It’s not about the actual circumstances of a situation but how you let the circumstances affect you.”

If Julia Could Be President of Any Charity: “I would like to be the president of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. I think it is a great charity because it provides great experiences to children with life-threatening illnesses. Children are blessed with innate hopefulness, and the charity sustains that hope in children who face very serious challenges.”

Favorite Quote to Live By: “If we all did the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.” Thomas Edison

1 Comment

  • Flute, ballet, volunteering, and school: you are learning the fine art of balancing a schedule and a life. You are a winner. You are a success. Keep going!

    (And I’m not saying that just because you’re my cousin’s kid.) (Promise!)

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