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Student of the Week 12/28/2016
 
Photo Courtesy: Abigail Moore-Gómez
 

By Clerissa Salazar
News@lavozcolorado.com
 
12/28/2016

PROFILE

Abigail Moore-Gomez is a senior student at Arvada West High School where she holds a weighted GPA of 4.0. Moore-Gomez is a student athlete that is involved in gymnastics, diving and cheerleading. Gomez-Moore has also earned an academic letter through four years of high school and has been on the honor roll from ninth to eleventh grade. She has also lettered in all three sports (gymnastics, diving, cheerleading). Gomez-Moore was also selected to be a part of the University of Denver Pioneer Prep Leadership Institute for college-bound Latino/a students. Gomez-Moore also is a part of the orchestra clubs where she plays the cello. She was a section leader for the musical, “Les Miserables”, and was a first-place winner for that event. She would like to attend Pepperdine University at Malibu in the fall.

FAVORITE BOOK

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

FAVORITE MOVIE

Pocahontas

FAVORITE HOBBY

Gymnastics or playing cello

FAVORITE MUSIC

Pop

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA TO FOLLOW

Instagram

FUTURE CAREER

Radiology or something in medicine and science

HERO

“My high school mentor, Katie Kemp, because she is empowered and a good example of a hard worker.”

WORDS TO LIVE BY

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Gomez-Moore is involved with the Special Olympics and spends time being a gymnastics coach for children with disabilities. Gomez-Moore says, “I started working with a girl who was blind a couple years ago and then grew a passion for helping.” She also spends time volunteering for her church, Foothills Community Church, where she also works with special needs children and is a VIP volunteer. She is also a LINK leader within her school where she is a freshman mentor.

WHY IS COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IMPORTANT?

“It’s important because I’ve seen the need for support and the benefit. It is important to them and to their family to provide them with something. It is something that can change lives.”

IF I COULD IMPROVE THE WORLD…

“I would provide more healthcare options to those in need.

 

 

 

 

 
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