Wednesday, May 5, 2010

18 High School Students Who Are Most Likely To Change the World

Utah's Junior Miss 2010, Meredith Gaufin was picked by Utah Valley magazine as one of the 18 High School Students who are most likely to change the world and is featured on the cover of their current issue.

Meredith Gaufin
Timpview High School
PARENTS Lynn and Cynthia Gaufin
• 4.0 GPA • Student Body Public Relations Officer • Utah’s Junior Miss 2010 • President of HOSA • Girls’ State Mayor • AP Scholar • Four Humanitarian Service Missions • Superior Rankings at Harp Festivals • A Cappella Choir Council Member • Varsity Cheerleader

How have you transformed as a person while in high school? I transformed from a shy freshman girl to the student body public relations officer. I’ve come to realize that I’m the happiest when I am serving others.

What do you do when you meet an obstacle?
Tackle it.

Personal motto? “Shoot for the moon, and if you miss you will still be among the stars.” – Les Brown

In what are you “fully invested”? My scholastic ambitions. My dad always tells me “an investment in education always pays the greatest interest.”

What are your biggest blessings? I have served humanitarian missions in Haiti, Bolivia, the Philippines and Mexico, and I’ve realized the blessing it is to be an American.

What’s playing in your earbuds? Carrie Underwood, Deborah Henson-Conant (harpist) and various songs from Broadway musicals.

When life becomes difficult, how do you cope? I look to the future, set new goals, turn to my musical talents, eat a little chocolate and hit the ground running.

What is your view of the world? I’m a “glass half full” kind of girl. I’m optimistic and hopeful about today and look forward to building a better tomorrow.

Who or what do you love? Like any other busy teenager … I love sleep!

Plans after high school? I will attend BYU in the fall, and then my goal is to graduate from Weill Cornell Medical College in pursuit of becoming an anesthesiologist.

Favorite movies? I love movies where good triumphs evil … “Harry Potter,” the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “Remember the Titans,” “Avatar” and “Blindside.”

Wardrobe philosophy? Shoes. It’s all about the shoes!

If you would like to read the entire article they have printed go here.

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