Kevin Gutierrez — 2018 High Schooler Who Will Change The World


Student: Kevin Gutierrez
School: American Leadership Academy
Parents: Roberto & Maricela Gutierrez

Kevin Gutierrez is a renaissance man. He’s a dance Sterling Scholar, a certified medical assistant and phlebotomist, a member of the Spanish Fork Youth City Council. Oh … and he’s played the cello for seven years, training under BYU professor Michelle Kesler.

Mini-resume Senior class president, HOSA president, dance Sterling Scholar, Youth Civic Engagement Award from Jason Chaffetz, Kiwanis Club “Outstanding Senior,” United States Senate Youth Program Utah finalist, Rotary Youth Leadership Alumni, 3.9 GPA, 31 ACT.

Plans after high school University of Southern California, majoring in neuroscience with a pre-med track. Eventually, be a cardiothoracic surgeon.

Personal motto If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

Advice for freshmen Get involved! There are opportunities to grow and develop while doing something you love with people you love.

Guilty pleasure Any fast food.

Challenge to overcome I’ll be the first member of my family to attend college.

No. 1 thing learned in high school Anything is possible.

Others describe you Tall, dark and handsome?

Biggest pressure The expectations I set for myself.

Stress management Movie night with the squad.

How will you change the world? By leaving every individual better than they were before they met me.

Greg Bennett

Greg Bennett is an editor and writer with Bennett Communications. His primary responsibilities are with Utah Valley Magazine and the company's custom publications division. He's the father of four children and has been married to his wife, Adria, for 19 years. Contact Greg at

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