In high school, Alexa Yanar was captain of the girls’ cross country team and a varsity soccer starter all four years. She was also co-captain of Sandy Creek High School’s mock trial team, secretary for the class of 2016, vice president of career development of the school’s DECA chapter, and a member of National Honor Society. She attended the state science fair after earning first place in the school and regional competitions with a friend, earned third place in a regional Future Business Leaders of America competition, placed highly in state DECA competitions, and earned multiple awards for her school’s school-based-enterprise. She also participates in the Fayette Youth Leaders PRIDE program and has already completed two separate internships with a judge and a district attorney.
Alexa loves trying new things. She’s learned to play the ukulele, paint with water-colors, crochet, and more. She plans to attend Emory University in the fall to pursue dual degrees in political science and computer science. Her planned law school specialty is international law. She also wants to hike the Pacific Crest Trail and live in Alaska for at least a year. Above all, she wants to “change in the world and champion something bigger than herself.”