Brandon S. Ascione — 2018 High Schooler Who Will Change The World


Student: Brandon S. Ascione
School: Orem High School
Parents: Barbara & Patrick Ascione

Like all our featured students, Brandon Ascione’s list of accomplishments is long. However, he’s the only one who wrote his school’s constitution (hello, James Madison).

Mini-resume Author of Orem High’s student body constitution, speaker of OSUM, student government, school Sterling Scholar of Social Science, president of National Honor Society, Chess Club president, A cappella choir, piano, cross country, 33 ACT.

Plans after high school LDS mission (Peru Lima West), BYU.

Personal motto Press forward with diligence, integrity and respect.

Advice for freshmen Don’t forget to enroll in craft classes like woodworking and sewing. The AP classes are important, but others are also essential in obtaining a balanced education.

Guilty pleasure Taking a nice break after school with several victorious chess games online.

Challenge to overcome The great battle any organization faces is the collective apathy of its members. When writing the school constitution, I had to face the reality that some people simply do not care. But, instead of giving up, I pressed forward.

Best high school memory Winning a chess game with less than two seconds left on my clock and then taking a victory cheer and charge around the library.

How will you change the world? As I do my very best to help the people around me, accomplish the tasks I have been given and strengthen the organizations I serve under, my hope is that other people will do the same.

Greg Bennett

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