Student: Ciara Ford
School: Payson High School
Parents: Shayne & Robbie Ford
Ciara Ford is a healer. When she saw a need for older students to help younger ones, she started the Senior-Sophomore mentorship program at Payson High. She’s a CNA and has plans to become a physician. Oh, and in her spare time, she released a full-length album — love, 17.
Mini-resume Co-president of National Honors Society, VP of Utah HOSA, 4.0 GPA, valedictorian, 2,000 hours of work experience as a CNA, school Sterling Scholar for science.
Plans after high school SUU studying chemistry and biology. Medical school.
Personal motto There’s no such thing as a small act.
Advice for freshmen Develop good habits.
Guilty pleasure I could spend days curled up on the couch with a good book.
Challenge to overcome When I was younger, I lost a close friend in an automobile accident. It was hard to go through, but it has made me appreciate life more.
No. 1 thing learned in high school Habits are everything, and we should constantly be evaluating our habits.
Biggest pressure you feel Using my time wisely. Being unproductive is a big fear of mine.
Stress management I don’t really get stressed. I just do my best and don’t worry about what I can’t control. Perspective is the antidote to stress and discouragement.
How will you change the world? I have a lot of plans and dreams about things I want to accomplish, but at the end of the day I don’t care if people know my name. I care that I made a difference in the lives of people around me.