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Marco Borrego

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Marco Borrego

GPA
4.0
GRAD YEAR
2022
HOMETOWN
Buford
Height
6' 0"
POSITION
Goalkeeper
TEAM
U17 Boys ECNL Atlanta Fire United 2004
Weight
165
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2021 Training Session

 

 

2021 Dallas Cup Highlights

 

2021 Dallas Cup | Game 1

 

2021 Dallas Cup | Game 2

 

2021 Dallas Cup | Game 3

I strive to use my platform as an athlete to increase awareness and advocate against the tobacco and e-cigarette industry to help athletes and all teens have a healthier tomorrow.

  • BUFORD HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY CAPTAIN 2018-2021
  • ATLANTA FIRE UNITED 2004 ECNL STARTING GOALKEEPER
  • OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENTAL TEAM (ODP) SOCCER STARTING GOALKEEPER
  • PERSONAL GOALKEEPER TRAINING
    • Lewis Sharpe
      • Atlanta United Assistant Goalkeeper Coach
      • Lewis.sharpe1@yahoo.com
    • Sergio Pereyra
      • Atlanta Fire United Goalkeeper Coach
      • srmpereyra@hotmail.com

 

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

    • Freshman Year
      • Buford High School Varsity Team Captain
      • Buford High School Rookie of the Year
      • Buford High School Coaches Award
    • Sophomore Year
      • Buford High School Varsity Team Captain
      • Buford High School Wolves Award
    • Junior Year
      • Buford High School Varsity Team Captain
    • 2018-2019 ECNL SOCCER SEASON
      • Ranked 1st in the SouthEast ECNL Region for 2004 Age Group
      • Placed top 16 in ECNL National Event in Chicago, Illinois
    • 2019-2020 ECNL SOCCER SEASON
      • Super Y Nationals Finalist 2003 & 2004 Age Group
    • OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENTAL TEAM (ODP) SOCCER
      • Starting goalkeeper

VAPING TODAY TOWN HALL: Vaping-Attention to Prevention and I organized a presentation at the Medical Association of Atlanta’s Vaping Today Town Hall.

WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY ADVOCACY: I worked with the American Heart Association and NCD Child to advocate before and during World No Tobacco Day.

INTERVIEWED FOR MOVIE/DOCUMENTARY “YOU DON’T KNOW NICOTINE”: We discussed the dangers of tobacco and e-cigarette with director, Aaron Biebert.

“WE WILL NOT BE PAWNS IN THEIR GAME OF CHESS”: I Co-Authored an article titled “We Will Not be Pawns in Their Game of Chess” which was featured in the Gwinnett Voice and the Conversationalist. This article helped inform our community on the strategies used by the tobacco and e-cigarette industry to lure in teens.

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION: After benefiting my community through meetings with lawmakers and spreading awareness on the harmful effects of youth vaping, we as an organization (Vaping-Attention to Prevention) were spotlighted in an Atlanta Journal Constitution article.

INTERVIEW WITH DR. PANAGIS GALIATSATOS FROM JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY: I interviewed Dr. Galiatsatos on his groundbreaking case study that was the first to show the effects of second hand vape.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION ADVOCACY DAY 2020: I spoke at the Substance Abuse Prevention Advocacy Day in the Georgia State capital to show a teens perspective on the spread of e-cigarettes in our high schools and community.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION ADVOCACY DAY 2021 (virtual): I was a speaker at the 2021 virtual Substance Abuse Prevention Advocacy Day Rally.

GOVERNOR BRIAN KEMP: I was able to have the amazing opportunity of meeting Georgia Governor Brian Kemp after speaking at the Substance Abuse Prevention Advocacy Day in the Georgia State Capitol. I discussed VA2P’s mission and why the e-cigarette industry needs to be strongly regulated.

CONGRESSMAN ROB WOODALL: As an advocate for the American Heart Association, I was able to speak with Congressman Rob Woodall on the harmful effects of flavorings in electronic cigarettes during the Cure on the Hill Lobby Day. As an advocate for Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, I was able to meet with Congressman Rob Woodall to advocate for house bill HR 2339

REPRESENTATIVE BONNIE RICH: I was able to interview Representative Bonnie Rich on her bill that intends to restrict youth access to electronic cigarettes and increase taxes.

SENATOR RENEE UNTERMAN: I interviewed Senator Renee Unterman to gather important information on her new Senate Bill 298 GEORGIA SENATE BILL 298: I testified for Senate Bill 298 to show how teens have been negatively affected by the e-cigarette epidemic. This Senate Bill helped enforce Tobacco 21 and punished retailers that sold to underage teens.

BUFORD HIGHSCHOOL JUNIOR: 4.0 unweighted GPA/ 4.58 weighted GPA Ranked 8 out of 408

AP CLASSES: 14 total AP’s through Senior year

INTERNSHIPS: Summer 2019 – Northside Cancer Institute with Mr. Kenneth Haney Summer 2020 – Stanford Tobacco Toolkit with Professor Bonnie Halpern-Felsher

AWARDS: School District, County and State Science Fair 1st place winners 2016, 2017, 2018 School District, County 1st place winners 2020, 3rd place in state science fair 2020 Received the IEEE Atlanta Section Award for Materials and Bioengineering in 2017 Received Naval Science Award in 2017

VAPING-ATTENTION TO PREVENTION NATIONAL ORGANIZATION: Co-Founder and Co-President of the first national organization focused on educating youth on the harmful effects of vaping https://www.vaping-attentiontoprevention.org

VA2P (VAPING-ATTENTION TO PREVENTION) HIGH SCHOOL CLUB: Co-Founder and Co-President of the first high school vaping awareness and education club

CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO FREE KIDS AMBASSADOR

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION YOUTH ADVOCATE

FORSYTH COUNTY DRUG AWARENESS COUNCIL (FCDAC) As a national organization, Vaping-Attention to Prevention, partnered with Forsyth County Drug Awareness Council to spread awareness on the harmful effects of e-cigarettes to youth across Forsyth County

FCDAC YOUTH COUNCIL

GWINNETT COUNTY GOVERNMENT YOUTH COMMISSIONER

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY MEMBER

BETA CLUB MEMBER

DEBATE CLUB

SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY