Stephanie Aidilene Quiroz-Garcia — 2018 High Schooler Who Will Change The World

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Student: Stephanie Aidilene Quiroz-Garcia
School: Spanish Fork High School
Parents: Hilda Garcia

Growing up with a single mother who speaks limited English led Stephanie Quiroz-Garcia to grow up faster as the family’s primary translator. She has pride in her heritage and appreciates the chance to strengthen other hispanic students.

Mini-resume National Honor Society president, Latinos in Action president, Hope Squad member, Spanish Fork Youth City Council Chair, yearbook editor.

Plans after high school College to study film and media arts. Then make some movies!

Personal motto Work hard, but remember to take a break and do something fun.

Advice for freshmen Go to everything, even if it’s “not your thing.”

Guilty pleasure Telling myself dumb dad jokes or taking naps.

Most common thing your parents say to you A dónde vas? (Where are you going?)

No. 1 thing learned in high school You don’t have to be popular to have a good high school experience.

Best high school memory At our first assembly senior year, our principal gave us a pep talk that ended with everyone running up on stage and dancing to “Celebration” by Kool & The Gang.

Others describe you Funny sneezes, humble, fun, silly, witty, friendly, happy, uplifting, strong-spirited, driven, hard-working.

Best advice received Seek discomfort and say yes to experiences.

How will you change the world? Hopefully by being a role model to other hispanic kids by showing them they can do anything.

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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 greg.utahvalley360@gmail.com.

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