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A Step Above 2017 Aubreigh Sharpe We all learn valuable life lessons in different ways. Silverado High School Valedictorian Aubreigh Sharpe learned one from a stray cat. The lesson: that building trust takes effort, and patience can be rewarding. Though it may seem a simple concept, it’s not an insignificant one when it’s applied to life’s greater tasks. For Aubreigh it seems to resonate in the positive relationships that help her grow as a person, and finding within herself the fortitude to achieve all that she sets out to do, academically and otherwise. Proactive and kind natured, her desire to achieve while lifting others up is just a fraction of what elevates Aubreigh Sharpe to– A Step Above. G.P.A.: 4.8 Sports/Clubs/Activities: • Players Club Soccer, 2014-2016 • JV Soccer, 2013-2015 • Varsity Soccer, 2015-Present • Varsity Bowling, 2016-Present • Choir, 2013-Present • Footloose–Ensemble/Townsperson, 2015 • National Beta Club, 2013-2014 • Paws for Joy, 2014-2015; Secretary, 2015 • Varsity Quiz, 2014-Present • Badminton Club, 2015 • Archery Club, 2016-Present • Pride Alliance, 2016-Present; Secretary, 2016-Present • Mu Alpha Theta, 2016-Present • National Honor Society, 2016-Present • Engineering Club, 2016-Present Scholarships/Awards/Community Service: • Three Time Academic Letter Awards, 2013-2016 • Student of the Month–Physical Education, 2014 • Student of the Month–Science, 2016 • Nevada All-State Academic Team, 2015-2016 • Scholar Athlete Award–Soccer, 2015/16 & 2016/17 • Skyhawk Award–Socce r, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 • Ronald McDonald House, 2014 • Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital Volunteer, 2016 What is your interest in sea turtles? “I hope to find a solution to taking sea turtles off the endangered species list by finding ways to decrease poaching through conservation efforts and by increasing their pro- tected breeding grounds. I hope that the University of Hawaii at Manoa will allow me to research these things while I’m there for the next four years.” Who is someone you look up to and why? “Though she might not know it, I look up to my best friend Jayme Perry. She is a strong, beautiful and loving person who knows no bounds of kindness. I admire the way she can forgive those who have wronged her, but she always puts her best interest first. As well, I admire the way she is able to balance her theatre life with school work and her performance abilities. I feel lucky to have her in my life, and to believe in myself to be strong like the way she is.” What is your favorite quote to live by? “My favorite quote to live by is ‘…what an unchallenging life it would be if we always got things right on the first go,’ by Ransom Riggs. This quote is a reminder that it’s alright for life to be imperfect, and it also is just an encouragement to pursue challenges in life with no fear.” June/July 2017 What was it like moving from Georgia to Las Vegas during your sophomore year? “Moving meant hav- ing to find a new soccer team, new friends and new hobbies. For a slightly shy and awkward fifteen-year- old, those things seemed impossible. I didn’t quite fit in with my new team, and I was too busy with school- work to make many friends. Eventually I learned to sit by myself, and when I made some friends, I learned that having a few close friends is much better than knowing dozens of people that aren’t so important.” 57