Anissa Morrison — 2017 high schooler who will change the world


Student: Anissa Morrison
School: Timpanogos High School
Parents: Chris & Aftyn Morrison

Anissa Morrison felt pressure to get a high ACT. Despite taking it five times, her top score was a 23. “But I still got scholarships and life goes on,” she says. “I am proud of my work ethic, and I want others to know it’s not the end of the world when you can’t achieve something.”

Mini-resume 4.0 GPA, NHS president, seminary council, voted by her peers as most likely to become president of the United States.

Plans after high school SUU for a year, then an LDS mission.

Advice for freshmen High school is hard, so laugh through it and work hard.

Keys to happiness in high school If you don’t like something, change it. Also, I have a playlist on my phone called “Don’t wish it away.” When I feel senioritis coming on, I listen to it and remember to live in the moment.

Guilty pleasure Drinking blue Gatorade — and also Coke behind my mom’s back (my rebellious side).

Best high school memory On NHS council, we’ve tied blankets for cancer patients, we wrote cards to senior citizens, held a huge food drive, and babysat teachers’ kids at Christmastime so they could chill with their spouses.

How would others describe you? Spunky, invested in activities, determined. I like to make people laugh.

Stress management I cry a lot. Probably every day. Then I figure it out, take a break, or serve.

How will you change the world? I want to be a preschool teacher and change the world by starting with children.

See all 22 of our 2017 “high schoolers who will change the world” here. 

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