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A Step Above 2018 Madison Jensen Work hard, work smart, and your dreams of success and happiness will come true. At least that’s what Green Valley High School Student Body President Madison Jensen believes. By her estima- tion, dreams are, after all, “something to work for.” Madison’s dreams include attending BYU Provo, working in service to others at home and abroad, and, overall, having a well-rounded and fulfilling life. It’s all very doable for this devoted young woman, who learned early on that a good work ethic, problem solving skills and independence are keys to improving oneself and one’s posi- tion in life. She applies these, her strongest attributes, to all that she does, and for that, Madison Jensen is– A Step Above. G.P.A.: 4.3 Activities/Sports/Community Service: • Student Body President, 2017-2018 • Junior Class President, 2016-2017 • Sophomore Class President, 2015-2016 • Freshman Class Secretary, 2014-2015 • Head Chair of Prom, 2016-2017 • CPR/First Aid Instructor, 2017 • JV Volleyball, 2015-2016 • Freshman Volleyball, 2014-2015 • Student Council Member of the Year • Straight A Honor Roll, 2013-Present • Feed the Homeless, 2012-Present • Summerset Academy Volunteer, 2016-Present You’ve got high goals for public service. Tell us about them. “It has always been a dream of mine to save up enough money to go to Africa and other third world countries to help build homes and wells with clean water. But I also believe that service and kindness does not always have to be large scale. Until I am able to go to Africa, my goal is to serve people in every way possible, because you never know what a person is going through; even a smile can change someone's day.” What do you consider your biggest accomplishments? “I am proud of my academic career thus far. I have been able to take high level AP classes that challenge me and sustain good grades as I do so. I am also proud of my student council accomplishments. As class president in both my sopho- more and junior year, I was able to coordinate Raising Canes sales as a staple fundraiser for my class and for all of the events we put on. I was also able to plan and put on prom this last year.” Who is someone you look up to and why? “My mom inspires me every day. She is such an amaz- ing person that has influenced my decisions and shown me the type of person I want to be. She works incredibly hard and is the strongest and kindest person I know.” August/September 2017 How has being a member of student council helped you grow? “When I started high school, I was very timid and lacked confidence. Student council not only allowed me to break out of my shell and build self-confidence, it taught me important life skills like how to talk to people and interview well. I am very excited to be Student Body President next year, and I'm looking forward to what I will continue to learn.” 57