Tonight's Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week is Alexis Peterson, a senior at Platte-Geddes who has a 4.0 grade point average.
Alexis is president of the Student Council and a member of the National Honor Society. She also finds time to play Basketball, Track and Volleyball.
Alexis Peterson tells us that being named a Scholar of the Week is a true honor but one she wasn't expecting. "I just feel incredibly honored. I'm just glad I can get some recognition for all the effort I've put in over the years."
Alexis is powering through her senior year by finishing up her high school requirements while working ahead on some classes that will earn her college credit. "Right now I am in Advanced Chemistry and a college Speech class and other than that I've just taken the basic high school classes."
Alexis says her time at Platte-Geddes High School has proven to a challenge to her in a good way; pushing her to make herself better.
Patrick Frederick is the principal at Platte-Geddes and says Alexis is one of those people who doesn't call a lot of attention to her work or to her accomplishments. "She's just really a humble but yet soft spoken individual that's really...I like to refer to her as a quiet leader."
"I think it is crucially important to tell those younger kids to study. it is going to pay them off so much in the end." Alexis tries to be a role model to the underclassmen at her school.
She tells us she isn't exactly sure what her next step will be but she is close to making that final decision. "I'm kind of between two schools. I'm kind of looking into something in the medical field, maybe nursing. I might go on to be a nurse practitioner. It's kind of what I am thinking right now."
For being named our Scholar of the Week, Alexis receives a $100 scholarship from Charles Mix Electric Association which is a local Touchstone Energy cooperative.