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A Step Above 2018 Kyle Melatti What the world needs now and always is strong leaders; individuals who will stand up for and promote fairness and justice for all. Hoping to fill that role locally and, eventually, globally is Bishop Gorman High School Student Body President Kyle Melatti. In the near term, he intends to lay down a legacy of posi- tivity and efficiency that’ll resonate in the halls of his school for years to come. If all goes to plan, the groundwork he paves now will lead all the way to the White House. The building blocks to his success? Grit, passion and a firm resolve to accomplish anything he sets his mind to. All have earned him a place of distinction in academics and student council, and elevate Kyle Melatti to– A Step Above. G.P.A.: 4.11 Activities/Clubs: • Speech and Debate, 2014-Present • Associated Student Government, 2014-2018 • Student Body President, 2017-2018; Student Body Vice President of Activities, 2016-2017; Freshman Class President, 2014-2015 • Student Body Campus Ministry Representative, 2015-2016 • St. Thomas Aquinas Honor Society, 2016-2018; President, 2017-2018 • Campus Ministry Leadership Board Co-Founder, 2015-2018; Chairman, 2016-2017; Executive Board Chairman, 2017-2018 • National Society of High School Scholars, 2016-2018 • FBLA, 2015-2018; BGHS Chapter President • Nevada Association of Student Councils State Conference Delegate, 2017; Zone Conference Delegate, 2016-2017 • Rho Kappa Honors Society (Social Studies), 2017 • Mayor's Prayer Breakfast Student Delegate, 2016 • National Honor Society, 2016-2018 • Quest Retreat Leader, 2015 & 2016 • Philanthropy Leaders Summit Student Delegate, 2015-2016 • Nevada Association of Student Councils Zone Conference Roundtable Presenter, 2015-2016; Zone Delegate, 2014-2015 Awards/Community Service: • 2nd Place–Novice Impromptu Speaking, 2014-2017 • 2nd Place–Novice Domestic Extemporaneous Speech Event, 2014-2017 • 1st Place– NSDA Congressional Debate, 2014-2017 • Principal's List, 2014-Present • Student of the Year–AP English Language and Composition, 2017 • Student of the Year: Spanish 3 Honors & Pre-Calculus AB, 2017 • Freshman of the Week, 2014 • Best Buddies • Street Teens Las Vegas • Matthew 25 Board • St. Viator Catholic Church & Bible School • National Catholic Youth Conference What accomplishment are you most proud of and why? “One of my proudest achievements was to win a very close election to become the Student Body President. Since I am not one of the most popular kids in school, it was difficult for me to run against a prominent candidate. After countless hours of prepara- tion, practice and campaigning, I delivered the speech that resulted in my victory.” How did traveling through a favela (slum) in Porto Alegre, Brazil affect your outlook? “This was an experience that changed my mindset forever, because it showed me that no matter how horrible we may think our lives are, there are always people who have it worse. Because of this, I have dedicated myself to bettering society as a whole and ensuring that all people have the same potential and equal opportunities.” November/December 2017 Do you have any long-term political goals? “My ultimate goal is to become President of the United States. I have wanted to become a politician since a young age. I plan on attending a top university, majoring in political science or government, and then going into law school afterwards.” 41