A model student and a model citizen.
This description fits Michigan City native Alexis Reynolds perfectly. A senior attending Michigan City High School, Reynolds has had various accomplishments and has made a positive impact on the community as a whole.
She has served as the captain of the freshman and junior varsity volleyball teams and carried the role of class vice president in both her junior and senior years. In addition, she has been a member of the Robotics team.
“Being involved in these activities showed me what’s important and what I should prioritize,” Reynolds said. “In other words, participating gave me focus while also helping me create long-lasting friendships.”
Reynolds is also the co-chair of her local YMCA Teen Board. In this position, she has reached out to the youth in the area to offer positive, community-building activities for them. She believes that the City of Michigan City has so much to offer and that its future is bright.
“Giving back to the community means putting others before yourself,” Reynolds said. “I want to see this city and its people to thrive, and I want to do my part to further that reality. My family and my future is here.”
Her involvement in these leadership roles has deep roots in her inspirations and outlook on life in general.
“Growing up, my parents and teachers have been great role models,” Reynolds said. “They always selflessly put others before themselves. I’ve always seen them being involved in all kinds of community-centered activities and clubs, so this has inspired me to pay it forward as well.”
Reynolds has stated that her biggest influence has been her mom, who has a heart of gold and always willing to lend a hand.
“She is a very hard-working woman and always acts selflessly,” Reynolds said. “If you see someone struggling, you help them out, no questions asked. She’s always willing to help anyone, and this lit a spark in me to do the same.”
After she graduates from high school, she will be following her father’s footsteps and joining the Air Force, while also enlisting in active duty and attending college to attain a degree in engineering.
“I’m ready to tackle the challenges that lie ahead,” Reynolds said. “I’ve always been ready to try something new. I’m looking forward to the next step of this journey.”