Leah Gale — 2019 High Schoolers Who Will Change The World

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Leah Gale
Orem High School
Parents Jennifer & Adam Gale

Leah Gale dives into the deep end — both in the pool and in life. This swimming champion takes life one stroke at a time.

Mini-resume 4A state champion (50 freestyle), Academic All-State selection, student council athletics representative, Young Womanhood Recognition, 34 ACT, 4.0 GPA, big sister to five little brothers.

Plans after high school BYU, join the swim team as a preferred walk-on, church mission.

Personal motto I got this!

Advice for freshmen I feel like everyone says this, but it’s true — go to activities. Sporting events, musicals, club activities — get involved and high school will be amazing.

High school happiness Invest in drama repellent. If you get bitten by drama, seek help immediately. It can cause severe sadness, stress and the decomposition of important relationships.

Challenges In September, my family’s house was destroyed by fire. That was pretty scary, but our friends, neighbors and complete strangers lifted us.

Best high school memory The 2019 Battle for the Paddle — Orem’s swim meet against Mountain View. It was fun to cheer for my teammates and for my friends on the other team. I loved the unity our schools have. It was also great when we won!

Leah, how will you change the world? By doing the little things — remembering someone’s name, taking cookies to a neighbor. These things seem small, but  they make a big difference.

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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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