Olive-Harvey College

Major: Accounting
Hometown: South Holland

“Alexus is a very kind, inspiring, strong, and thoughtful young lady. She is the type of person that people are just drawn to. Alexus is a natural-born leader, earning the respect and trust of all those around her. I consider it an honor to have been given the chance to teach her.

“The girls volleyball team won’t be the same without her leadership and dedication next year. I am proud that she earned a full athletic scholarship to continue playing volleyball at the college level.

“Although I am sad to see our time together come to an end, I can’t wait to see and hear about all the amazing things she achieves in the future. As the writer William Longgood put it: ‘Dreams and dedication are a powerful combination.'”

— Science teacher Lynsey Panek