Alexis Annette is the September student of the month at Park Rapids Area High School. Alexis is the granddaughter of Regina Basswood.
Alexis has been involved in National Honor Society and has earned a scholarship three years in a row for agriculture conferences dealing with Native American Youth improving food sovereignty. She is undecided about her future career path, but leans toward being a math teacher or a political activist.
Business teacher Angie Kuehn said, “Alexis is so deserving of this honor. Since I had her in business law class as a freshman, she has known what direction she wants to go and has done her best to strive for her goals. She is a great role model and I see great things in her future. Way to go, Alexis!”
Science teacher Sara Thorson said, “I am so pleased that Alexis was chosen as September's student of the month! She is an outstanding student with intrinsic motivation to learn whatever is asked of her. If she is not 100 percent confident with a concept in class, she works until she is. Her future is very bright. She will accomplish anything she sets her sights on. I can't wait to see what path in life she takes.”
Social studies teacher Sandy Aldrich said, “Alexis is very conscientious. She does good work, but much better than that, she truly puts herself in someone else's shoes. She has a real feel for equitable treatment of all and is not afraid to speak to that. Unlike many her age, she understands when and how these conversations should be had. I greatly admire that in her.”
English teacher Tanya Miller said, “I am so proud of Alexis Annette! Even though she is quiet, sometimes silence speaks louder than words. Alexis is not afraid to stand up for those who are unempowered, on the fringe or somehow marginalized. She has a big heart, and she is full of empathy for those who need it. I am proud of Alexis for being brave enough to stand up for her beliefs even when they may not be popular. She is a strong woman with a strong heart and a strong sense of character. I am proud of her bravery and her spirit.”