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A Step Above: A Step Above – Powell Naylor

Palo Verde High School
Class of 2014

Success takes many forms, but its origin typically boils down to one thing: lots of hard work. Palo Verde High School Student Body President Powell Naylor has dedicated himself to leading by example by putting in the long hours and devoted perseverance it takes to turn aspirations into accomplishments. Strong willed, focused and always looking out for others, Powell sets high standards for himself by sticking to his strong values and draws constant inspiration from faith, friends and family.  There’s no obstacle big enough to block his path; give him a goal and he’ll find a way through, and it’s that resolute willpower that sets Powell Naylor – A Step Above.

G.P.A.: 4.4

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  • JV Soccer, 2010-11; Co-Captain, 2011
  • Varsity Soccer, 2012-Present; Division Champions, 2012-13
  • Downtown Soccer Club, 2010-12; Captain, 2012
  • JV Lacrosse, 2012; Captain, 2012
  • Varsity Lacrosse, 2011-Present; State Champions, 2012
  • Vegas Starz Lacrosse, 2012-13
  • Christmas Nativity at Opportunity Village, 2012
  • Student Council, 2010-Present
  • Class President, 2011-12; Class Vice President, 2010-11
  • Student Body President, 2013-Present; Vice President, 2012-13
  • State Student Council Representative, 2010-Present
  • Mid-Level State Student Council JC, 2013

Awards/Community Service

  • Eagle Scout, 2010-Present
  • Lead American Recipient, 2012
  • The National Society of High School Scholars, 2012-Present
  • National Student Leadership Recipient, 2013
  • Panther Heart (Lacrosse), 2011
  • Most Improved Varsity Lacrosse Player, 2012
  • Scholar Athlete, 2012-13
  • Three Square Food Bank, 2010-Present
  • Opportunity Village, 2010-Present
  • Big Brother Volunteer, 2011-Present
  • Volunteer for State Senator Election, 2012

Accomplishments Most Proud Of: “The accomplishments I am most proud of would be my work and activities in school. I play two varsity sports, I am Student Body President, I’m an active member in my church and I manage to maintain good grades. I am always very busy and always on the move, but I always make time for my family, friends and schoolwork.”

Powell Looks Up To: “Someone I look up to would definitely be my dad. He is the hardest working person I know, but he always manages to make time for family. I’ve gone to work with him and his job is extremely hard and tiring, but you never hear him complain and he still puts out the best work possible. He always works hard, is always honest and does it with a smile.”

Part of the Solution: “A key issue facing young adults today is the inability to function in social situations because of the impact of technology. Young adults are so caught up in technology and all the social networks that they have lost the ability to associate face to face. I feel I can initiate outside activities and social events in order to be a part of the solution.”




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