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A Step Above 2018 Isabel “Izzy” Madrid Keep moving forward and stay true to yourself. This is the intention that Green Valley High School senior Isabel “Izzy” Madrid returns to whenever she’s feeling overwhelmed. On any given day her to-do list is rigor- ous, to say the least, yet she excels at it all, relying on passion, self-discipline and a strong work ethic to see her through to the finish line. Her future course is set, but beyond general college and career goals is her abiding moral obligation to spread kindness. Her community service resume is long and speaks to a selfless nature that, combined with her outstanding athletic and academic achievements, elevates Isabel Madrid to– A Step Above. G.P.A.: 3.875 Sports/Clubs/Community Service: • Varsity Soccer, 2014-2017; Captain, 2017 • Varsity Flag Football, 2014-2018 • Varsity Track and Field, 2015-Present • Varsity Track Hurdle Captain, 2016-Present • Players Soccer Club, 2014-Present • Nevada Women’s Soccer Olympic Development Team, 2015 & 2016 • Nevada Storm Track and Field Club, 2015 • Student Government, 2014-Present • Class Committee, 2014-2018 • Senior Class President, 2017-Present • Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, 2016 & 2017 • Nevada Reading Week Volunteer Reader, 2014-2018 • Girls on the Run Volunteer, 2015 • Community Service: Three Square Food Bank, 2016-2018; PB & J-a-thon, 2014-2018; Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, 2016-2017; Gators Give, 2014-2017 Scholarships/Awards: • Soccer Scholarship to Cal State Monterey Bay • Sunrise Region Champions–Women’s Soccer, 2017 • GVHS Scholar Athlete, 2015-2017 • Sunrise Region Champions–Track and Field Team, 2015 & 2016 • GVHS Soccer Team MVP, 2016; Defensive MVP, 2017 • GVHS Flag Football Team MVP, 2018 • Best of Nevada Preps Flag Football All-Star Team, 2018 • GVHS December Athlete of the Month, 2017 • Track and Field Hurdle MVP, 2016-2017 • Junior Olympic Qualifier–Track and Field, 2015 • Arcadia Invitational Qualifier, 2017 • Nevada State Youth Soccer State Champions, 2016 • National Gold Council of Excellence Award by the National Association of Student Councils (NASC), 2015-2018 • Wendy’s High School Heisman School Winner, 2017/2018 • Sunrise Region 100m High Hurdle Champion, 2015-2016 What are your goals and aspirations, for now and the future? “My goal is to be able to positively impact my community and peers by being an example of kindness, integrity, and hard work. In the future I hope to get a degree in Environmental Policy so that I can have a career in habitat restoration and environmental preserva- tion.” What accomplishment are you most proud of and why? “I am most proud of earning 12 varsity letters over the past four years of high school in addition to being in Student Council. Earning that many letters was a dif- ficult task, and I am proud of myself for staying involved in my school and community along the way.” What has been your favorite community service endeavor? “My favorite community service was feeding the homeless, and this is because I was able to see the direct effect of my service. Being able to witness firsthand what your service can do for someone is an indescribable feeling. It’s reminded me to be grateful for everything I have.” April/May 2018 What is a key issue facing young adults today and how might you be a part of the solution? “Many young adults today struggle with trying to fit in. I myself have experienced this throughout high school. I hope to spread kindness and compassion as well as inspire others to be themselves like I have learned to do.” 61