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A Step Above 2018 Katelyn Moxley When the match is close and the pressure is on, Coronado High School senior Katelyn Moxley knows just what to do. She hones in on her competitive spirit, focuses on the goal and gives it her all. Whether she’s driving the ball downfield, tackling a difficult quiz or working on herself as a person, she finds that a pos- itive attitude and a one-step-at-a-time approach makes any challenge more manageable. And when things don’t quite go her way, she redirects her intentions outward, helping others find their own best selves, regaining perspective in the process. Hard working and determined, yet modest and gracious, Katelyn Moxley is– A Step Above. G.P.A.: 4.8 Sports/Clubs/Community Service: • Varsity Soccer (Starter), 2014-Present • Las Vegas Premier Soccer Club, 2014-2017; Captain, 2015-2017 • Heat FC Soccer Club, 2013 & 2017-Present; Captain, 2017-Present • AP Academy, 2014-Present • National Honors Society, 2016-Present • Spanish Club, 2014-2016 • National Charity League, 2012-Present; President, 2016-2017 • LDS Church Youth Group President, 2016-Present • Spread the Word Nevada • Families for Effective Autism Treatment • Joy Prom Las Vegas • Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation • St. Timothy’s Homeless Shelter • Del Mar Gardens • Henderson Parks and Recreation Scholarships/Awards: • Valedictorian Candidate • Scholar Athlete, 2014-2016 • Nevada All-State Academic Team, 2015-2016 • Most Valuable Player–Varsity Soccer, 2016-2017 • Varsity Coaches Award, 2015-2016 • State Finalist–Women’s High School Soccer, 2014-2015 • Region Champion–Women’s High School Soccer, 2014-2016 • All-Southern Nevada Player–High School Women’s Soccer, 2015-2016 • All-Sunrise Region Player–High School Women’s Soccer, 2015-2016 • All-Southeast League Player–High School Women’s Soccer, 2015-2016 • Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship Winner, 2017 • Best of Nevada Preps Honorable Mention, 2017 • Nevada Olympic Development Program–Soccer, 2015-2016 • Elite Clubs National League Player Developme nt Program Invite, 2016 • Young Women’s Recognition Personal Progress Medallion, 2014 What is the Young Women’s Personal Progress Medallion and how did you earn it? “It’s a program within my church that includes eight 10-hour projects aimed to improve myself and serve my community. I worked tirelessly for two years to complete this program. It taught me to be a respectful young woman, along with some very valuable skills that have helped me in numerous areas of life and will continue to help me in the future.” What’s your favorite charity? “My favorite charity to work with is Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Southern Nevada because they provide fun activities for children with autism to par- ticipate in. Working with FEAT I can help other kids enjoy activities that I, myself, enjoy doing, and the kids are always so grateful to practice the skills these activities require.” December/January 2018 How did setting aside soccer earlier this year impact your life? “I was restricted not only from playing soccer, but from all physical activity for almost seven months for medical reasons. Playing soccer is an out- let for me to release energy, so this proved very trying, but I decided to focus my energy on serving others. I learned a very valuable lesson from this experience: when I help others, my personal concerns are placed aside, and I feel love, gratitude, and happiness for those that I am serving.” 57