Student Spotlight – Ganon Evans Represents FHSD Students at October Board Meeting

Posted on 10/13/2017
FHHS Senior Ganon Evans

Ganon Evans has one goal in life – to change the world for the better. We all have similar desires, but Evans doesn’t just speak of positive change, he makes it happen. An outstanding student in the classroom and senior class president, Evans impresses his teachers and administrators. However, it is the trust that other students have in him to speak for them that truly makes him a student worthy of our monthly Spotlight.

Ganon said that evening, “I’m definitely nervous because I know it’s a lot of responsibility to bring the opinions of my peers up, but I think in the end by being here I’m directly supporting the people who wanted me to be class president.”

He’s been part of the FHSD Strategic Planning Process, as well. “I think that in my grade and other grades around me,” he said, “there … are a lot of good points that are brought up; but if these good ideas never make it to the right people, then they’ll just remain
ideas forever. It’s the students’ job to bring these points up to the administrators.”

Ganon is a teacher’s dream.
He’s achieve the grade of “A” in every high school class he has completed, and we’re talking about demanding Advanced Placement courses, such as U.S. Government, English Language and Composition, Statistics, and Art History. Recognized as an AP Scholar with Distinction, Evans also scored a 35 out of 36 on the ACT (he scored a perfect 36 in reading).

Without a doubt, Evans is among the top one percent of students in the entire country. He has been class president for two years, and is a member of FHHS Principal Dr. Dave Wedlock’s advisory council, putting action behind those good ideas from his peers. Evans has helped inspire the school to improve the school recycling program and drinking fountains and offered complex contributions to FHHS school-wide messaging that encourages positive peer behavior at school.

Dr. Wedlock said, “Each spring, we ask our school of 1,800 students three open-ended questions about who is willing to stand up for them in times of need, who they approach for advice, and who best communicates their concerns to peers and adults. Without fail, every year, Ganon’s name appears most frequently across the school on all three of these questions.” Remember that these are open-ended questions. “For me, that demonstrates his empathy, connection with others, and ability to resolve challenges. Most importantly, it shows his peers trust in him, and this will serve him well in a career in public service.”

For the world to become a better place, we will need people like Ganon Evans – people who listen, people we trust. We will need people like Evans to listen and lead and turn good ideas into positive action.

 


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