Global citizen maintains perfect GPA
By STEPHANIE GARCIA
Globally conscious and socially involved, senior Alexis Mauerman thrives on being knowledgeable of the world around her. During her junior year, Mauerman founded Serendipity, an on-campus club dedicated to educating its members on world cultures.
“I feel sometimes we get so wrapped up in our lives. Sometimes on the other side of the world could e going through the same [troubles] in a totally different way, “Mauerman said.
Mauerman applies her enthusiasm for broadening her world view to the area of academics, sustaining a 4.0 GPA all four years. She is proud yet unphased by the accomplishment, viewing her valedictorian status as a rewarding title.
“It feels nice to get recognition. It’s just a label. It’s nice to be recognized for it, “Mauerman said.
When she isn’t keeping tabs on world issues or dedicating time for homework, Mauerman enjoys having an artistic escape and surrounding herself in environments that spark thought-provoking discussions. This valedictorian relishes her creative edge and is currently taking three art classes: AP Art Portfolio, ceramics, and drawing. Her passion for art transcends towards her thirst for knowledge, considering AP Language and AP Human Geography to be her most meaningful courses.
“AP Human Geography [was my most meaningful class] because I really liked the subject matter and current events [However], AP Language was really challenging. Ms. [Vicky] Nicoll helped me gain a greater understanding of integrity and what it means to really think, “Mauerman said.
This fall, Mauerman will be attending University of Central Florida’s Bernett Honors College and majoring in engineering. Mauerman is undecided between an environmental or architectural profession.