Landon is a 15-year-old sophomore who is passionate about music. He plays trumpet in the marching band, honor band, full orchestra, and student-led brass choir. He is also a member of the music honor society. He has competed in All Region, where he ranked 1st overall in the district during his eighth grade year and has received division one rankings in all solo and ensemble competitions. In addition, he has placed competitively through art, where he received a Gold Seal at last year’s VASE competition.
Landon is a strong advocate for transgender young people. He has participated in local and state initiatives to expand or protect transgender rights, and has testified in front of his school board and state legislators. He is currently working with a coalition of school groups to strengthen his own school district’s non-discrimination policy. His advocacy can also be seen through social media, where his honesty provides inspiration and builds understanding around shared commonalities.