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Gilbert high school senior leads through life of service

Oct 12, 2021, 5:56 AM

Photo courtesy: Carson Bryce...

Photo courtesy: Carson Bryce

Carson Bryce’s work ethic in the classroom shows in his 4.35 cumulative GPA. The Gilbert High School senior’s impact in the community can be seen in his long list of organizations he contributes toward.

He credits his parents for developing a passion to strive for excellence and help others achieve the same goals.

“My parents taught me to work hard and help others,” Bryce said. “Ever since elementary school, every time some bad grade goes in the gradebook, my parents helped me fix it. They said, ‘What can we do? What can you do?’

“So at that young age, it really helped achieve this work ethic that I hold to today.”

Bryce, a defensive end and offensive tackle for Gilbert High School, has reached that 4.35 GPA taking AP classes in subjects including English, calculus and physics.

He has been named a Gilbert Golden Scholar on an annual basis throughout his high school career. The award takes his grades and positive character traits into account.

Bryce is also a leader in the community through multiple service roles. His main current project is through his church, where he serves as the president of the Young Men’s Group. 

Bryce said that he plans and carries out a variety of different service projects in this role, including moving people to different areas in the Valley. 

He is also an Eagle Scout through the Boy Scouts of America. He created a children’s play area at Gilbert’s Constitution Fair for his service project to earn the coveted rank.

Through all of his efforts in the classroom and in the community, it should come as no surprise that Bryce is a leader on his football team. He said that he tries to get his teammates in sync with what needs to be done.

“I try to get them all pointed in the same direction,” Bryce said. “If you’re all shooting for the same thing, then you’re all united.”

He said he also tries to get his teammates to follow his example of service.

“You get through to them that doing this will help you later in life and helps build a work ethic that will serve you in your future,” Bryce said. “If they serve the community, it always goes back to you as a person.”

Bryce said that his service has made him appreciate helping other people.

“Service is one of the greatest things,” Bryce said. “It really makes you feel good to serve someone else and not just yourself.”

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