Applicant Stories

The stories you’re about to read are real. The struggles are real. The means used to overcome are diverse but at the core of every victory is resilience.

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Current Award Applicants

Elihu Ramirez

Northridge High School - 2019 Occasionally, while browsing the internet, on the public forums that I like to comb through, to find people like me, I’ll find a post with such a question as,” What is something that people take for granted in their everyday lives?” I see...

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Christopher Desio

American Fork High School - 2019 In 2016 I lived in Louisiana. School had started and it felt nice to be back in school. A few days later it started raining and it wouldn't stop for 3 days. 90% of my city had been flooded. My school was trashed and so many of my...

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2018 Award Applicants

2018 Awardees

2017 Awardees

Katelyn Sorensen, Weber HS, 2017 Awardee

When I was in elementary I had a bad experience that triggered anxiety. I worried about things that most people don't give a second thought to. I worried about silly things. My mind could never rest because of my worries. I tried medication but didn't continue because...

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Alexis Gardner, Bonneville HS, 2017 Awardee

I love shopping I've always loved shopping, what teenage girl doesn't? The only problem is, most girls know how much change to give when at the checkout counter. As for me this concept as always been a living hell. Since I was eight I don't know how to count money,...

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Megan Eldredge, Weber HS, 2017 Awardee

It can be said that my struggle was a not-so-silent one. On September 18th, 2013, I was involved in a rear-end car accident on my way home from lacrosse. I was on the varsity girls team and just beginning the season. I saw doctor after doctor, and couldn't make it...

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2016 Awardees

Allison Chapman, Weber HS, 2016 Awardee

I have always thought of myself as optimistic and a lover of life, but I have now learned that life is not always an easy journey. It all began in 8th and 9th year I was bullied and struggled once again with my health. Things suddenly took a turn for the worst that...

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