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A Step Above 2018 Angus Young Coronado High School senior Angus Young is looking forward to another great year, with winning a lacrosse state championship and earning the Eagle Scout designation among his top priorities. From what we’ve seen so far, he’s more than up for the challenge. Fiercely competitive, he has led his lacrosse team to many victories. As a 7-year member of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, he’s sac- rificed time (and hair!) to help his team amass over $600,000 in donations. These achievements combined with his status as valedictorian candidate put him in a class all his own. Yes, it appears inevitable that he’ll continue to rise to the top with no lack of effort and dedication on his part, and for that, Angus Young is– A Step Above. G.P.A.: 4.80 Sports/Awards/Community Service: • Cougars Varsity Lacrosse, 2015-Present; • Cougars Varsity Lacrosse Captain 2016-2017 • Cougars JV Lacrosse, 2014-2015 • CHS Freshman Football, 2014-2015; JV Football, 2015-2017 • Movin’ Up Lacrosse Fall and Summer Travel Teams, 2014-Present • Valedictorian Candidate • Straight “A” Honor Roll, 2014-Present • Coronado AP Academy, 2014-Present • SNLA Lacrosse 2nd Team All-Conference, 2016-2017 • US Lacrosse Nevada Academic All State, 2016-2017 • SNLA Lacrosse State Champions, 2015-2016 • Young Men’s Service League Volunteer, 2014-Present • St. Baldrick’s Foundation, 2009-Present; Member Team “Bald By Design” and “Knight of the Bald Table” • Boy Scouts of America • LDS Seminary, 2014-Present; Class President, 2015-2016 What makes you successful? “Academically, I’m a good test-taker. In other things, I’m successful because I don’t hesitate and act promptly on my intuition.” What have you learned from your experience as captain of the lacrosse team? “I learned that my attitude and example can influence my teammates for better or for worse depending on what mes- sage I send. That has helped me be more aware of my attitude and the influence it has on those around me.” Have you had to overcome any obstacles to achieve your goals? “I had asthma when I was younger, which always put me a step behind other kids in sports. Working harder helped me push through the difficulty breathing, and I eventually overcame it. It taught me that hard work is nec- essary to overcome obstacles.” August/September 2017 How did you earn the distinction of “Knight of the Bald Table” for St. Baldrick’s Foundation? “A Knight of the Bald Table is someone who participates in St. Baldrick's for seven consecutive years. I participated by taking pledges for shaving my head. Over the seven years I received nearly $10,000 in donations towards childhood cancer research. One year I even shaved my eyebrows because it got a couple hundred dollars extra during the shaving. I was very proud of my bald head because I knew it was for a great cause.” 57