Katie Solorzano — 2020 High Schoolers Who Will Change The World

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Katie Solorzano

Payson High School

Parents Veronica & Edwin Solorzano

Katie is a problem solving healer. In addition to her ultimate goal of becoming a pediatrician and healing children, she’s a Catholic youth minister, a member of the Payson Youth City Council and is devoted to family. She also well on her way to completing college with a full slate of concurrent enrollment classes down to the last day of senior year.

Future plans UVU then medical school.

Motto Be humble and have courage. Be respectful yet outspoken. Be understanding and empowering.

Biggest challenge Taking on a full concurrent enrollment schedule senior year. It took a lot of time and effort to be successful in my classes, but it brought out my best qualities. I’ve learned the importance of perseverance and believing in myself.

Change the world I will change the world by helping to heal others. I’ll inspire others to continue with their education and aspirations through hard work and determination as well.

Best advice You may not be able to control unexpected life scenarios, but you can choose how you react to them.

Manage stress I step away from whatever is causing my anxiety. I take time to relax so I can come back with a clear and positive mindset.

Family First Family is the most important thing in the world. They have taught me that change can occur by who I am as a person and how I choose to share my gifts with the world.

Favorite subject I like learning about the medical side of things, so naturally, I loved medical forensics. It’s both thrilling and fascinating!

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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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  1. AvatarKathleen Ware Reply

    Congratulations Katie! Your hard work and determination will be a force for good in the world. I am so proud of you!

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