By: Breanna Derrick/ News and Content Manager
A quote that represents Alexis Parks’ High School Experience is “You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.” – Serena Williams
Alexis Parks is finishing up her senior year at Blue Ridge, and she plans to attend Penn State University at University Park to receive her Registered Nurse Certification after graduation. She hopes to become a travel nurse to experience life in many news ways and to see the country. Someday, she plans to go back to college for her master’s degree to become a nurse practitioner.
During her time at University, she plans to participate in many activities, such as student government, professional organizations, and Volunteer-based organizations. Though she knows she will be very busy, she still plans to do as much as she can with these organizations in her free time. At Blue Ridge, she was the Vice President of The National Honor Society, Class President, Secretary of SADD, the Vice President of Student Council, and a member of the FBLA, Leo Club, Science Club, Prom Committee. and National Honor Society of High School Scholars. Along with playing Basketball from 9th grade to 11th grade, Alexis Volunteered with Blue Ridge’s Basketball Club as well as helped with the food pantry, worked as a hostess at Dobbs, babysat for several families, and helped around the farm all year.
Alexis says, “I look forward to my experience at University. I know it is going to take a lot of hard work, but I will continue to strive and do my best. Even with how busy I will be, I know I will make many friends and have lots of fun.”
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.”