Collin Jensen — 2020 High Schoolers Who Will Change The World

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Collin Jensen

Maple Mountain High School

Parents Ken & Catrina Jensen

Collin knows a thing or two about patience. When he was in second grade, he missed most of the school year when he was diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia. He was in the hospital for months. The experience gave Collin a gratitude for school that most students didn’t gain until social distancing became a forced catch phrase.

Future plans BYU for a year, then serve a mission. Return to finish at BYU.

Motto One step at a time.

Guilty pleasure Wake surfing for hours without end.

Lesson learned When I was diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia, I developed a lot of patience, and learned I can choose to make the best of the situation regardless of what I couldn’t control.

Common parental phrase Do your best.

Change the world I can change the world by identifying my skills and talents, and then utilizing them to the best of my ability.

High school memories Football games — cheering for our team alongside friends and classmates. Being the captain of the golf team.

School spirit Everyone supports each other. Our student body is one of a kind. Nowhere else can you find a student body that shows as much love and kindness toward one another.

Best advice “Relax, there is still a lot more golf left to be played.”

Stress management I focus on what I can control, not what I can’t.

Lake life I love to wake surf and spend time in Lake Powell.

Favorite subject Math, because the right answer is always in front of you — it is up to you to find it.

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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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