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A Step Above: A Step Above – Lena Schulhofer

The Meadows School
Class of 2014

Life is a continuous learning experience for The Meadows School Student Body President Lena Schulhofer. As she steps up to assume a key leadership role within her academic community, Lena hopes to serve as a positive role model while staying deeply involved in student life and affairs, a mission she hopes to carry with her into college and beyond. Altruistic, self assured and driven to accomplish great things, Lena strives to discover a new world of ideas and knowledge while staying emotionally and morally balanced enough to keep herself grounded. For using every day as a new chance to inspire someone else, Lena Schulhofer stands – A Step Above.

G.P.A.: 4.75

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  • JV Volleyball, 2010; Captain, 2010
  • Varsity Volleyball, 2011-Present
  • Class President: Freshman, 2010-11; Sophomore, 2011-12; Junior, 2012-13
  • Student Body President, 2013-Present
  • The Meadows School Microbank, 2010-Present
  • Microbank COO/VP, 2011-12; CEO/President, 2012-Present
  • Make-A-Wish, 2010-Present; Co-VP, 2012-13; Co-President, 2013-Present
  • National Honor Society, 2012-Present
  • National Spanish Honor Society, 2012-Present
  • Cum Laude Society, 2013-Present
  • GSA, 2010-Present
  • Women’s Empowerment Club, 2012-Present

Awards/Community Service

  • Most Improved Player (Varsity Volleyball), 2012
  • National Spanish Exam Level 3 Gold, 2012; Level 4 Silver, 2013
  • Academic Award:
    • Honors Intro to Literature and Composition, 2010-11
    • Honors Ancient History, 2010-11
    • Honors Spanish II, 2010-11
    • AP Calculus AB, 2012-13
    • Geometry Tutor, 2012-Present
    • Relay for Life, 2011 & 2013
    • Springs Preserve Volunteer, 2010-12
    • HELP of Southern Nevada, 2010-13

Accomplishments Most Proud Of: “I am proud of overcoming my stage fright this past year. When I was younger, I used to fear being asked to speak in front of my class, and I would always choke up while speaking publicly. This year, while representing my school’s Microbank at the 2nd Annual Leadership Summit in front of about one hundred professionals, something clicked and I was able to relax and deliver my speech. I still have nerves, but I am now more confident.”

Lena is Successful Because: “My strong empathy for others makes me successful. Whether working incredibly hard as president, running the school’s Microbank, helping plan Make-a-Wish movie nights, or being a supporting friend, I have a strong will to help and connect with others.”

Part of the Solution: “Many young adults are afraid of failure and become apathetic. I believe it’s crucial to reinforce that an occasional failure does not have to be negative; without making mistakes, it’s impossible to mature and become fully aware of your passions. I do my best to motivate and support my peers by helping them recognize how feasible happiness and success are.”



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