Delaney Rose —2017 high schooler who will change the world


Student: Delaney Rose
School: Maple Mountain High School
Parents: Royal & Loretta Rose

Whether she’s wielding her cello bow or participating in (and winning) Science Olympiad competitions, Delaney Rose brings her smile and tenacity.

Mini-resume 3.997 GPA, 34 ACT, Science Olympiad team captain, first chair cellist in the MMHS Chamber Orchestra, fourth chair cellist in the American Heritage Lyceum Philharmonic Orchestra.

Plans after high school BYU majoring in earth and space education and minoring in astronomy. Get married and have a family. Teach and pass on my love of science.

Advice for freshmen Don’t complain too much. In fact, don’t complain at all if you can help it. The more you complain, the darker your life will be. Fill it with sunshine from a positive attitude and a willingness to work through problems.

Challenges Since sophomore year, I have felt seriously nauseous. Despite many doctor’s visits, we couldn’t figure out the problem. However, after prayer and tenacity, I’m finally trying a new medicine that seems to be helping so it’s all optimism, rainbows and smiles at my house right now.

No. 1 thing you’ve learned in high school Responsibility is key and procrastination is lethal.

How would others describe you? I’ve been labeled “the Mother of Science” and some of the younger cellists in my section refer to me as “Mom.”

How will you change the world? As a student I have had several teachers who have changed my world. I want to be the kind of teacher who changes others.

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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