6 from Coronado among ‘Mayor’s 100 Teens’
The recently announced Mayor's 100 Teens for 2010 includes six Coronado High School seniors.
The annual program seeks nominees each spring from 9th to 11th grades who have records of service and achievement, have overcome obstacles, been good role models and have otherwise not been highly recognized. A committee of community members makes the final selections.
“These 100 young men and women are truly an inspiration,” states Mayor Lionel Rivera on the city website (springsgov.com). “They make a positive impact on their friends, their families, and this entire community by being examples of what it means to live life to the fullest. Some are overcoming challenges, that you and I can only imagine, and all are excelling beyond expectation.”
Below are capsules on the Coronado selectees, along with the life philosophy and number-one goal that each provided for the 100 Teens document.
Life Philosophy: “To whom much is given, much is to be expected.”
#1 Goal: “To become an environmental lawyer and help protect the integrity and energy of the planet.”
Life Philosophy: “Live for the glory of God and be a servant for people who are in need.”
#1 Goal: “Right now, my goal it is to finish high school and not drop out of college my freshman year.”
Life Philosophy: “Be prepared, be on time, and honor others before yourself.”
#1 Goal: “Attend and graduate from college. Always help other people.”
Life Philosophy: “No matter what happens, there's always tomorrow.”
#1 Goal: “To become a registered nurse.”
Life Philosophy: “We as a people will get to the promised land.I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.”
- Dr. Martin Luther King
#1 Goal: “That [I] shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship…to assure the survival… of liberty.”
- John F. Kennedy
Life Philosophy: “ “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”
#1 Goal: “To be successful in all of my endeavors and help people around the world.”
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