Amber Youngberg – Weber High 2019

Two years ago in March 2017, my life changed when I got a concussion. I was in the gym for cheer tryouts when somebody threw a basketball from an upper balcony. They were trying to make a full court shot but instead of the ball hitting the basket, the ball hit me in...

Alexis Colbert – West Jordan High 2019

During my eighth grade year, my mom went in for the duodenal switch ( A more drastic version of the Gastric Bypass weight loss surgery). The chance that something would go wrong during the surgery was almost unheard of, so my family and I expected her to be in and out...

Salote Kinikini – Herriman High 2019

I was a sophomore in High School and participating in competitive soccer, FBLA, Peer Leadership, Pop Club, dancing for a Polynesian show, serving in my church calling, working full time, not to mention holding down my responsibilities of being the oldest of 8 children...

Christina Velluto – West Jordan High 2019

In the summer of 2016 I lost the people I considered my friends and I went into my sophomore year alone. I began to self harm. I was depressed, but I was able to hide it. I went from a 4.0 student to a student who only cared if they were failing. My parents just...

Tess Smalley – Farmington High 2019

Success has always been something that I have strived for in my life. I’m a perfectionist, I want everything my way and quintessential. So, in eight-grade, when my ability to succeed was hindered it was really hard for me. During my second year of junior high I...