Thursday, March 30, 2017

Student of the Year Candidate: Alexandra King

The 2nd Annual North Texas Student of the Year program boasts a strong class of high school candidates this year.  These students are currently competing in a six-week fundraising campaign to raise funds for and awareness of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).  McKinney High School student Alexandra King is one of the candidates and introduced herself and discusses why she chose to compete in this campaign this year.  

What interested you in applying for Student of the Year?I saw this on my school's naviance account under scholarship opportunities originally. When I read the description, I thought it was an admirable cause and saw it as an opportunity to help others and help my education.

What other organizations or extracurricular activities are you involved in?
I am involved with my high school's Kiwanis Club - or Key Club for short. This club is all about helping the community through volunteer service. We actively help everyone from disabled children to low-income seniors. 

What do you hope to achieve while participating in this campaign with LLS?

I hope to gain many skills from this program. I want to be able to talk with others, to rally others, and to support this cause. 

Where are you planning to go to school next year?
I am currently a sophomore, so next year I'll still be at my high school. However, I am still looking for a college that will give me a major in animation and/or the fine arts!

Favorite Quote:
"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." -Albert Einstein

The 2017 Student of the Year Grand Finale will be held on Friday, April 7th at the Renaissance Hotel Dallas.  Tickets and tables are still available for purchase.  Click here to buy tickets and learn more about the campaign and its candidates.

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