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“Nothing in life is impossible, as long as you take that first step.” This quote reminds Michelle that anything is achievable as long as you reach out and take the first step. She hopes to leave Valley Heights being remembered as someone you could always count on and have a good laugh with. 

Michelle Sandoval was born on April 18, 2005 to Jorge Sandoval and Maria Hernandez and has two younger sisters, Jaqueline and Arleth Sandoval. Throughout high school, Michelle has been involved in many different extracurricular activities; All School Play, Forensics, and FCCLA for four years, Cheer for three years, Journalism, FCA, and Track for two years, and Volleyball and Basketball for one year. 

Many people know Michelle because of all of the activities she is involved in, but there are some things they may not know. Michelle enjoys listening to Zach Bryan and her favorite song is God Speed. Michelle’s ideal Friday night is eating Chinese with her family.  Michelle will never forget Basketball her Freshman year, “It was super fun and going to state was a really cool experience.” 

Michelle says, “My dad has had the biggest impact on my life, he has always pushed me to do my best and motivated me when I felt like I could not keep going.” Michelle says that without her dad, she would not be where she is today. Sandoval plans to attend Metropolitan State University of Denver. Michelle sees herself living in Colorado and working at SCL Health St. Joseph Association. 

Mrs. Schreiner got to know Michelle through classes and being her cheer coach. She advises Michelle to not lose sight of her morals in the future. When asked something special about Michelle, she responded by saying, “She is the most quiet, ornery person you will ever meet. You would never expect her to be as ornery as she is.” Being her peer mentor, Mr. Broxterman has gotten to know Michelle well. He says, “Michelle is special because of her unique challenges that she and her family have gone through. She is a very resilient person because she has adapted to different cultures, people, and settings.” When asked what he hopes for her future, he said, “I hope and know that she will be successful and being bilingual will help her significantly.” 

Article By: Kaylee Skalla