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Honors Spotlight

Robert Flores

September 26, 2022 08:40 AM
Robert Flores
Major: Neuroscience
Minors: Hebrew and Chemistry
Graduation: 2025
Instagram: @r_flores12

There isn't too much to know about me. I began playing soccer when I was five and have been playing ever since! I am pre-med and love joining clubs, being a part of research projects on campus, and doing activities where I can be around people. Read more about Robert here.

Katie Bellows

September 19, 2022 11:36 AM
Katie Bellows
Major: Music
Graduation Date: 2025
Instagram: @foompaloomp

Hello! I'm Katie the Eco Lady, or that's my superhero name anyway. I'm one-third of a set of triplets from the cornfields of Iowa, and I am about to enter my sophomore year. I'm a lifelong violinist and love to write orchestra and piano music. Read more about Katie here.

Bryce Turner

September 12, 2022 09:49 AM
Bryce Turner
Major: Music Performance
Minor: Entrepreneurship
Graduation: April 2026

I hail from Fort Mill, South Carolina, although I was born in Virginia. I am the oldest child in my family, and I have 3 younger siblings. I am a HUGE marching band and drum corps nerd, and I've played piano for practically my entire life. I love solving Sudoku puzzles, arranging music in Musescore (my sheet music notation software), and reading books. I am currently majoring in Music Performance with an emphasis on piano. I plan on obtaining a master’s degree in the same area of study, followed by a Doctor of Musical Arts degree (DMA). Read more about Bryce here.

Annabella Blowers

September 06, 2022 10:04 AM
Annabella Blowers
Major: English
Minor: Political Science
Graduation Date: April 2025
Instagram: @annabella_blowers

I am going to be a sophomore this fall majoring in English with the hopes of becoming a lawyer. I am the youngest of three and a very proud member of a military family, so I moved around my whole life, but I call Arizona my home. With that being said, I thrive in the sun and love to do anything outdoors, but playing cards, watching movies, shopping, and reading are some of my favorite pastimes. I’m also super competitive and love to win, so whether it’s sports or board games or anything in between, I’m so going for gold. Read more about Annabella here.

Caleb Alton

August 29, 2022 08:35 AM
Caleb Alton
Major: Accounting
Graduation Date: April 2023

I am a man like any other with no small skill or talent: I am good at some things, and even better at other things. I've learned that there are some things I can tolerate, and other things I find to be unbearable. I've felt love, regret, peace, sadness, discomfort, stress, and gratitude during my time at BYU. I was born with a good heart, which has at times confused me into thinking I was a strong, enduring disciple of Christ. But alas, all things and peoples can work toward a common good. Read more here.

Cody Arvonen

July 26, 2022 12:47 PM
Cody Arvonen
Major: Computer Engineering
Minors: Entrepreneurship, Mathematics, and Computer Science
Graduation: December 2023
Instagram: @codyarvonen

I am from Chico, California, and a junior here at BYU. Some of my passions and hobbies are running, playing soccer, hiking, and traveling with my wife Annelin.

What's one item on your bucket list? 

One item on my bucket list is that I want to run a marathon! I have been a runner ever since high school, and I love the physical and mental strength that running has given me. I ran my first half-marathon two summers ago... Click here to read more.

Rachel Gouff

June 27, 2022 01:42 PM
Rachel Gouff
Major: English
Minor: Spanish
Graduation: December 2022
Instagram: @rachelgouff

I am from Provo, Utah and am the oldest of five kids. I love school and my amazing professors, and I love my job, working at the Research and Writing Center! In my free time I like to play tennis, attend BYU sports games, read, ski, and spend time with my amazing friends and my family (and my family’s dog). Read more about Rachel here.

Sara Linderman

May 25, 2022 12:14 PM
Sara Linderman
Major: Neuroscience
Graduation: December 2022
Instagram: @sara_linderman

Sara is a senior from Atlanta, Georgia (and a handful of other places). She is looking forward to attending physical therapy school following her graduation from BYU. If you were to catch Sara on a normal day, she would probably be running experiments on mice brains, volunteering at the Utah State Hospital, catching up on her physical therapy applications... Read more about Sara here.

Daira Sofia Velasco Vega

May 16, 2022 11:36 AM
Daira Sofia Velasco Vega
Major: Civil Engineering
Minor: Mathematics
Graduation: December 2023
Instagram: @velascovegadaira

My name is Daira Sofia Velasco Vega, and I am an international student, and I am in my sophomore year at BYU. I was born in Cochabamba Bolivia and raised in the same city. I was born in a poor area of the city, but my mother worked hard to give me a good education. Read more about Daira Sofia here.

Ashley Rands

May 02, 2022 04:31 PM
Ashley Rands
Major: Music Performance
Graduation Date: April 2023
Instagram: @ashley.rands

I'm a trombone performance major in the BYU Philharmonic and BYU Synthesis from the Nashville, Tennessee area. When I'm not practicing, I'm listening to music and reading. Read more about Ashley here.