Paul VI senior is a budding urban planner

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Nate Revor has lived all over the country. With his U.S. Marine Corps father, Mark, and mother, Beth, sister, Megan, and brother, Brian, he's crisscrossed the United States.

He was born in North Carolina where he lived until age 4. He went to pre-school and kindergarten in California, then first- through third-grade at Holy Cross Academy in Fredericksburg. From fourth- through eighth-grade he lived in Hawaii - his favorite. Ninth-grade was in Alabama, and he finishes high school at Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax June 5.

He will attend Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., in the fall to major in urban and regional studies.

Revor is a member of the National Honor Society, a National Merit commended student and is an Advanced Placement scholar with honors. In recognition of these achievements, he was named co-salutatorian of the Paul VI class of 2016.

In addition to academics, Revor has excelled in athletics, being named the varsity cross country team captain in 2015, and earning varsity letters for three years.

As an athlete, he received the Menke Award last November that's given to one member of each Paul VI varsity team for athletic and academic performance.

Revor likes being active and enjoys the outdoors. He joined the Boy Scouts in middle school and earned his Eagle Scout badge last November.

He's played the piano since second grade. Although he doesn't take lessons anymore, he still plays every day.

Last year, Revor went on a weeklong mission trip to the diocesan mission Bánica, Dominican Republic.

To "put it briefly, the way I see other people, view service and think of my relationship with God were all fundamentally changed by the work we did that week," said Revor. "The people we interacted with had so few possessions, but were so full of happiness, peace and simplicity. I think that puts a lot into perspective."

Revor's three years at Paul VI were instrumental in his success.

"In a lot of ways, PVI was the perfect storm," said Revor. "It was intense, and rigorous and large enough to really push you to your max, but it was also small and supportive enough that I never felt washed out or forgotten."

He likes Paul VI so much that he served as a student ambassador throughout his time there. He took people on tours and visited elementary schools to promote the Paul VI values that have made him a success.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2016