May 26, 2017
Throughout her high school career, Alexis Jo Matthews has
excelled both in and out of the classroom. Participating in four sports while
maintaining a 3.99 GPA, her ambitious mindset has earned her the honor of salutatorian
of George Washington Community High School’s class of 2017.
As a member of the school’s softball, volleyball, basketball
and soccer teams, Alexis’ passion for sports is evident. At the age of 4 she
began playing softball and grew up watching her older brother participate in
multiple sports as well. Aside from the skills that she’s gain on the field of
play, Alexis has grown as a person through her love of athletics.
“Playing sports has taught
me to have confidence in what I do and to never give up. It’s also taught me to
believe in myself and others.”
During her time at George Washington, Alexis has truly
embraced the idea of attending a “community” high school, referring to her
school as her “second family.” With her ambitious yet laid-back personality,
Alexis has made an impression on her peers and school staff alike.
With all of her personal endeavors, she has not forgotten
the importance of giving back to her community. In addition to participating in
school sports, Alexis volunteers at her school’s concessions.
She uses her spare time to give back, regularly serving her
church congregation and volunteering annually at the Indianapolis Monumental
“I enjoy volunteering
because it helps me stay connected with my community and helps me give back to
the places that have made me the person I am.”
Alexis will further her education close to home at the
University of Indianapolis. As a Greyhound, she will continue her athletics
journey by majoring in athletic training.
“I want to pursue this
because sports have been my life since I was a toddler and becoming an athletic
trainer will let me continue doing what I love,” said Alexis. “I’ve also had a
couple awesome athletic trainers that I’ve met while playing sports at
Washington that have helped influence me to pursue this career.”