Skyridge senior Thomas Fuller is an incredibly well-rounded student who has exemplified the principles Skyridge is built on: Excellence, Respect and Integrity.
Tommy is an extremely talented, charismatic and driven individual. Due to his hard work and determination, he has excelled personally and academically.
He has a remarkable ability to perceive the needs of others and has made a personal commitment to not let anyone go unnoticed. Tommy is a very gifted musician who plays the trombone, piano, ukulele, guitar, banjo, accordion and organ. He was the Skyridge Sterling Scholar for instrumental performance, and was an essential member of the marching band, Advanced Wind Symphony, and pep band.
Despite having less marching experience than many in the group, he was chosen for the position of section leader. He used that position to deliberately and proactively lift up those around him. He memorized names, inquired about hobbies, interests, families, and pressures of schoolwork and other life events and became their trusted friend and confidant.
Tommy is also a talented athlete, and competed on both the cross country and track teams throughout high school. He was selected as a captain of the Skyridge Cross Country Team, a position chosen by his peers and coaches.
Cross country head coach Jaime Alvizo said, “Tommy wasn’t chosen as a team captain because of how he ‘campaigns’ or because he was the most talented on the team. He was chosen because he is someone the rest of the team was willing to follow. He makes everyone around him want to be a better person, adults as well as students.”
This year, Tommy received the UHSAA Academic All-State Award in three separate seasons, earning the award for cross country, instrumental music and track. Even with an incredibly difficult school schedule filled with honors, AP and concurrent enrollment classes, he maintained a cumulative 4.0 GPA throughout all four years of high school, earned a 35 on the ACT, and scored a 5 on each of the 4 AP tests he took as a junior, and is waiting for the scores on the AP tests he took this school year. He was awarded the prestigious Russell M. Nelson scholarship at BYU, which is the equivalent of 150% of full tuition for eight semesters.
Tommy loves camping and being outdoors. Some of his favorite memories include hiking with his family at Capitol Reef, Zion and Dead Horse Point. He is an avid reader, typically reading two or three books each month.
The son of Alan and Kathryn Fuller, he is the fourth of seven children and recently became an uncle. In his spare time, Tommy is an assistant piano teacher to 10 students, and is a private trombone instructor for three students. His favorite foods are Hawaiian pizza and peach yogurt, but “not together.” Tommy leaves for an LDS mission to Mexico City in June, and plans to attend BYU when he returns.