Alex, a senior at Discovery Canyon High School, has many diverse hobbies and interests. She plays doubles tennis for DCC and is also in the school Symphonic Band, where she plays the flute. Alex loves to read, especially fantasy and adventure books, and to go to the movies. Lucky for her, she has a job as a concessionist at Icon Cinemas.
One of Alex’s biggest interests, however, is Cyber Patriot Club. In this class she competes in groups of three with fellow classmates, as well as UCCS college students, on securing computers and networks. This is through a coding class at the Center for Modern Learning where the students set up virtual machines, diagnose issues and deduce how best to secure them.
Last summer Alex took a cruise of the Hawaiian Islands, with her favorite being the big Island of Hawaii. And this coming spring break, she will travel with the DCC Band to Disneyworld, where they will get to play on Disney’s Main Street.
Alex also volunteers during the holidays performing “mini concerts” of Christmas music at a local retirement home. And when this busy girl has down time at home, it is spent with her favorite little buddy, her Shihtzu Dolly.
After graduation, Alex plans to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science at either Colorado State University or Northern Arizona University and then look for a job in Cyber Security.
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