June 2017 Magazines - Page 57

A Step Above 2017 Alexis Kirson It’s not hard for Green Valley High School Valedictorian Alexis Kirson to enumerate her achieve- ments. They are many, afterall, from straight A’s throughout high school to big wins on the soccer field and top notch choir performances. All tallied, the sum total is what results when she combines precision, skill and talent with tenacious determination. Soon graduating at the top of her class, she’s standing at the precipice of what is sure to be a future filled with plenty more victories in college and beyond. For never giving up and keeping her head in the game, Alexis Kirson is– A Step Above. G.P.A.: 4.75 Sports/Music/Activities: • GVHS Varsity Soccer Team, 2013-Present; Captain, 2015-Present • Las Vegas Premier Soccer Academy, 2013-2014 • Legends Elite Football Club, 2014-2016 • Players Soccer Club, 2016-Present • Nevada ODP Team (All-state Team), 2013-2015 • GVHS Advanced Women’s Choir, 2013-2014 • GVHS Concert Choir, 2014-2016 • GVHS 25th Year Extravaganza at the Smith Center Performance, 2015 • GVHS Concert Choir 1st Place Finish–Honolulu, Hawaii International Competition, 2016 Scholarships/Awards/Community Service: • Valedictorian • Deans Honor Roll, 2013-Present • Scholar Athlete, 2013-Present • GVHS Varsity Soccer Offensive MVP, 2014-Present • All-Sunrise Region Team, All-Southern NV Team & All-Southeast League Team–Soccer, 2014- Present • Named Best of Nevada Preps–Soccer, 2015-Present • Sunrise Region Offensive Player of the Year–Soccer, 2016-2017 • Youth 17 National Championship–Downtown Soccer Club, 2016 • Top 11 Player, National Cup Tournament, Youth 17 National Championship, 2016 • Leading Goal Scorer in Nevada High Schools, 2016-2017 • Gatorade Player of the Year Nominee, 2017 • Nevada All-State Academic Team, 2013-Present • Three Square Food Bank Volunteer, 2015-2016 What’s on your post-high school agenda? “My goal is to continue my academic and athletic success at the University of California San Diego, where I will be attending this upcoming fall. I plan on studying medicine and hope to become successful in whatever field I decide to major in.” What accomplishment(s) are you most proud of and why? “First, I am most proud of being on track to becoming valedictorian, because I’ve worked hard in school my whole life to get this far. Second, scoring the winning goals that led my team to a National Championship. Third, being the leading goal scorer in Nevada for my last high school season. And fourth, committing to the University of California San Diego. I have made many sacrifices throughout the years, and to see them and all my hard work pay off in the end is an amazing feeling.” What makes you successful? “My competitiveness and drive to never settle. My whole life I’ve always strived to be the best at everything I put my mind to. I made many sacrifices in order to get to where I wanted to be and always had my priorities straight.” June/July 2017 How do you feel technology is affecting youth today? “With technology today, teenagers only see the world through social media, and have little to no idea what is really going on in the world. We are all so concerned with the perfect image displayed by celebrities and social figures, when in actuality, most of the time it’s just an act. Although technology has many benefits, it has caused many negative effects on kids’ learning as well as social skills.” 57