Alexa Larson (17′) | Our Students Our Stories

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As always at this time of year, with graduation in the air, parents begin retracing their child’s steps toward this occasion.

Alexa Larson w/ Parents Tom and JulieRick McGrath | School District of Beloit News

Rotary Club of Beloit | Student of the weekRotary Club of Beloit
Student of the Week
February 2017

A School-Family Collaboration

As always at this time of year, with graduation in the air, parents begin retracing their child’s steps toward this occasion. Julie Larson, whose daughter Alexa will receive her Beloit Memorial High School (BMHS) diploma this June, is no different.

Often, though, parents focus on the most recent experience. When asked about Alexa’s path, Julie quickly says, “In order to do this right, I would have to start at the beginning of Alexa’s educational journey, and to do this, I need to start with praising her first school which was Morgan Elementary… Alexa thrived at Morgan. She was surrounded by absolutely wonderful teachers and staff who worked very closely with our family.

“Alexa has always been an avid learner, a natural leader and a valuable mentor. These are skills that are deeply rooted in her as a result of her time at Morgan. I can’t stress enough how grateful we are to have had the privilege of her superb elementary education. Alexa still keeps in contact with some of her teachers from Morgan, and her core group of friends at Beloit Memorial High School are the students who were in her classes at Morgan.”

Continuing Julie says, “Her high school years have also provided her with amazing teachers whom she respects and admires. Alexa has taken several (Advanced Placement) AP courses throughout high school, which have helped to prepare her for college in the fall.

Alexa Larson & Friends

Leveraging Extra Curricular Opportunities

“Beloit Memorial has given Alexa a strong foundation for her future through not only her studies, but also her involvement in several organizations. She has been NHS (National Honor Society) President, Feature Page Editor for The Increscent (newspaper), VP of Public Relations for Student Senate and Link Crew leader mentoring freshman… and all of this while maintaining her 4.0 GPA.”

With much appreciation in her voice, Julia concludes, “I believe the Beloit School System has helped facilitate Alexa’s passion for learning. My daughter has excelled during her years in the School District of Beloit, and I know that she is equipped with the tools, relationships, and experiences necessary to succeed in the years ahead.”

In other words, Alexa is well on her way to good things beyond BMHS and the district.

Alexa Larson Speaking to Beloit Rotary

School Bio

Alexa Larson has been selected as a rotary student of the week. She is the daughter of Tom Larson and Julie Larson

Alexa has been a High Honor Roll student all four years at Beloit Memorial receiving awards for Outstanding Academic Achievement. She has received the Superintendent Scholars Award along with Department Awards in Art. Alexa is a member of the BMHS National Honor Society as President.

While at BMHS, Alexa has been involved with Student Senate as Vice President, the Increscent Newspaper as Feature Page editor, and as a Link Crew Leader.

Outside of BMHS, Alexa volunteers with various organizations thru the National Honor Society. She is employed with Wolter Pools and Spas and enjoys reading in her spare time.

Alexa will be attending Carthage College to major in Communications.