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A Step Above 2018 Macy Hendrix Foothill High School Student Body President Macy Hendrix knows better than to define a person by their failures, but rather, in her own words: “by the amount of times you get past your trials, learn from them and move on.” She applies this compassionate and optimistic philosophy to her own endeavors, seeking to always put her best foot forward, while accepting that even the best of us can stumble. To keep going, she stays focused on the outcome rather than the time or work it takes, and doesn’t let self-doubt impede her progress. Her words and actions consistently demonstrate that her high-reaching goals and desire to serve others are greatly intertwined, and for that, Macy Hendrix is– A Step Above. G.P.A.: 4.8 Sports/Clubs/Activities: • JV Basketball, 2014-2016; Captain, 2015-2016 • JV Soccer, 2015-2016 • Track & Field, 2014-2015 • Chamber Choir, 2014-2015 • NMEA Choir Festival, 2015 • Student Council, 2014-Present • Student Body President, 2017-2018 • Freshman Class President, 2014-2015 • Sophomore Class Secretary, 2015-2016 • Junior Class President, 2016-2017 • National Honor Society, 2016-Present Awards/Community Service: • Distinguished Student Leader, 2014-Present • Valedictorian Candidate • Superior Rating at CCSD Solo & Ensemble Competition, 2015 • Young Women Recognition Award, 2016 • Most Valuable Player– JV Basketball, 2015-2016 • Spread the Word, 2016-Present • United Blood Services Blood Drive, 2015-Present How do you manage to stay so academically competitive? “All throughout my high school career, I have never allowed any extracurricular activity to come before my education. Being a 4.0 student takes a lot of dedication. I view this as one of my proudest accomplishments, because I understand that an education is very valuable in the world today.” You tore your ACL before freshman year at a basketball game. Did that affect your course at all? “It really set me back both physically and emotionally. Before the injury, playing sports was a major focus point. After, I had to learn to be more flexible and accept that I could not participate in many of the sports I had planned to. This encouraged me to reach out and try new things, like joining student council. It taught me to diversify my skills and become involved both in my school and my community.” Where do you see yourself after graduation? “I hope to attend Brigham Young University and get my degree in neurosurgery so that I can continuously improve the lives of others and develop new methods to give aid to those with neurological disabilities.” August/September 2017 Any specific goals for student council? “As Student Body President, I hope to create several social activities for my school where people can get to know each other face to face instead of over social media. Through these interactions, students can learn vital social skills that will prepare them for job interviews and future careers.” 57