Alexandria Goodman refuses to limit herself to anyone’s definition of what her life should include. She was one of the first Fayette County students with Down Syndrome to attend her local schools in largely inclusive settings. She was on the Starr’s Mill High School varsity swim team for four years, was an athlete of the month, and received the coaches’ award senior year. She was also in the chorus and was voted SMHS Prom Queen and Homecoming Queen. She was one of only 21 outstanding students to be awarded a 2015 scholarship by the National Down Syndrome Society to pursue postsecondary education. Alexandria is also the first person with Down Syndrome to attend the prestigious Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship at Georgia Tech, where she’s earning good grades and is in the choir.
Alex has participated in Special Olympics in many sports, but her favorite are the equestrian events. She loves to dance and do Zumba, swim, volunteer with animal charities, and go on cruises. She also likes to hang out with friends and family, listen to music, get her nails done and shop. Her future goals include completing college, getting a good job, traveling, having fun, and maybe meeting a nice guy.