Olivia Moore, Pacific Lutheran University
Washington High School, Tacoma, WA
Olivia Moore is the chairman of the Winter Wishes, an event that grants students’ wishes. As chairman, Olivia learned to prioritize as she realized some students wished for gift cards, while others wished for winter clothes. She found that many students experiencing behavioral issues were subject to unfavorable home environments, which left her with the challenging decision of granting wishes of students others would view as “undeserving.” By emphasizing needs versus wants, Olivia was able to get her team onboard with her efforts. She is the senior class president, a member of the varsity wrestling team, and a customer service associate at Office Depot.