Student Highlight: Persistence is Key for Alex Gibbons

Alexandra Gibbons has always been taught to be persistent in everything she does. The 17-year-old senior at Winthrop High School credits hard work for the many accomplishments that she’s had in life so far.

She has played varsity soccer since she was a freshman and is now captain of the team. In addition to soccer, she is involved with indoor and outdoor track and student council. Gibbons volunteers regularly for school activities and CCD and she referees youth soccer games on the weekends during the fall and spring. This summer, while between seasons, she spent time working at Town Hall through a Parks and Recreation program.

What is Your Favorite Subject?

My favorite subjects are AP Psychology and AP Biology. Prior to taking psychology my junior year, I did not have much of an interest in the subject. My teacher, Mr. Dixon, made it interesting and kept the class and subject matter engaging. AP Biology presented a more detailed explanation into the subject and my teacher, Mr. Davis, focused on material such as genetics, evolution, and anatomy.  

What Are Your Career/College Goals?

I plan to attend college and major in biological sciences. I hope to pursue a career in the medical field. 

Who is Your Role Model?

My parents are my role models. My dad has taught me how to be persistent and to experience new opportunities. My mom has taught me to be hardworking and to achieve my personal best. They have always supported me and encouraged me to accomplish my best in academics, as well as athletics and extracurriculars.

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