Monday, May 16, 2022

Alexis Parks Senior Feature

By: Breanna Derrick/ News and Content Manager

A Quote that represents Alexis Parks’s  High School Experience is-  “You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.” – Serena Williams

As Alexis Parks finishes up high school at Blue Ridge School District, she plans to attend a four-year college for nursing to receive her RN degree and become a travel nurse for experience and to see the country. Then she plans to go back to college for her master’s degree and to become a nurse practitioner. Her dream is to be a travel nurse to see as much of the country as she can and then come back and settle down as a nurse practitioner at home.

During college, she plans to participate in many activities, such as student government, professional organizations, and Volunteer-based organizations. She plans on only participating during her free time and only if she has the opportunity to do so. Meanwhile, in high school, she was the Vice President of NHS, Class president, a part of the Leo club, Sadd, the Vice President of Student Council, and a member of the FBLA, part of the National Honor Society of High School Scholars. Along with playing Basketball from 9th grade to 11th grade, Volunteered with Blue Ridge’s Basketball Club, helps with the food pantry, works as a hostess at Dobbs, babysat, helped around the farm all year, Science Club and Prom Committee.

Alexis says, “I honestly expect that these next few years will be surprisingly easier and laid back. I always plan to work hard but I hope to enjoy my time at college” , as to how she anticipates the next few years of her life to be.

A piece of advice Alexis would like to share with her peers’ states, “Do your homework. It might not seem important but, it can change everything.” 

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Breanna Derrick
Breanna Derrick is in her Second Year of Journalism working hard at helping lead the class, and teach new students how to figure out the way of journalism in its self. Through her life she has always been labeled as the Dramatic child, from not being the best in the classroom to working hard to be one of the better at the way of life she admires. Breanna has always loved the spotlight and has always dreamed to be something in the show business industry. When she went to her job shadow at Magic 101.7 in Endicott New York Breanna feel in love with the feel of being on the radio. She is working hard to find a college that will help her achieve this goal and is very excited for the next step in her life being a senior and all. She is now the Content and News Manager of the Raider Reader.


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