Alex’s big plans for high school

Photo courtesy of  Alex Stockwell.

Photo courtesy of Alex Stockwell.

Sophomore Alex Stockwell has big plans to finish high school with a bang. He is taking several more classes than the average high school student and pushing himself in order to become valedictorian of the class of 2021. 

He is currently taking eight classes. Right now, he is taking English Honors, A.P. World History, A.P. Biology, Chamber Orchestra, Spanish III Honors, Vocal Showcase, Geometry Honors, and an online Algebra II class.

Only as a sophomore he is juggling eight classes and Stockwell says, “The rest of high school looks about the same for me, I’ll still be taking really hard classes but I’ll make sure to have fun also.”

But what does having fun look like while being in eight classes? Where is the time for that? Stockwell says, “I’m in theatre and an a capella group and clubs that I really just love being a part of.”

Because school is so stressful for him, he finds time for fun in being a part of these groups. He takes classes that are not only challenging for his mind, but classes that also interest him so that he can graduate with flying colors and look back and remember the classes he loved.

I look forward to the rest of high school because I know that no matter what, it’s going to be an adventure.

— Alex Stockwell

This sophomore has plans to become valedictorian and has had these plans since freshman year. If at all possible, he wants to attend an Ivy League college like Columbia, Harvard, or Brown. But in order to get to a college like this, he is working hard through to get through his high school career first.

Stockwell says, “My plans for valedictorian are to take challenging classes and to work hard in school. It’s a tough challenge but there’s no reason why getting to valedictorian can’t be fun. Just take hard classes you like.”

Stockwell has had aspirations to achieve this goal for his personal reasons.

He says, “This is a goal of mine (valedictorian) because I’ve always wanted to do well in school, I think education is extremely valuable. And quite frankly, I just like learning stuff.”

Stockwell is in it to win it. He is working extremely hard to get what he wants, and still finding joy in it and having as much fun along the way as he can.

“I look forward to the rest of high school because I know that no matter what, it’s going to be an adventure.”