Conner Campbell — 2017 high schooler who will change the world


Student: Conner Campbell
School: Salem Hills High School
Parents Ron & Cheri Campbell

The national anthem echoes through the hallways at Salem Hills High School thanks to a tradition started by Conner Campbell and his friends. Each Friday an American flag is brought out into the commons area and the students sing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Mini-resume Founder and president of the Student’s Association of Patriotism and Spirit, senior class president, Eagle Scout, National Youth Leadership Training Timberline Program, National Honor Society, winner of the Freedom Academy Speech Festival, recipient of the DAR Good Citizen Award, Social Sciences Sterling Scholar.

Plans after high school Serve a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, attend a university, marry the girl of my dreams, retire as a billionaire.

Personal motto Those who have the opportunity and the potential to live an extraordinary life have the obligation and the responsibility to do so.

Guilty pleasure “Fantastic Mr. Fox” and playing Legos with my brothers.

Most common thing your parents say to you “Work first, play later.”

Best high school memory It fills me with a lot of pride knowing that my friends and I have given our school an opportunity to exercise their patriotism for years to come.

How will you change the world? The key to changing the world is underneath your alarm clock. Every morning you wake up, go and change somebody’s life, put the key back and do it again.

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


Utah Valley is Lindsey's home away from her Colorado Springs home. She writes for Utah Valley Magazine, and Prosper Magazine. Follow her on Twitter: @lindsey5brooke.

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