Alexandra Rosson: A True Leader In and Out of School


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Bernadette Negron-Taylor, OwlFeed News Reporter

Hard work, passion, leadership. From a young age, she has been going above and beyond to do the best she could. Alexandra Rosson, Student Body President — that is what you may know her for, but there is much more that comes with her and that title.

“While I was growing up, I was known as the student to go above and beyond in all my assignments,” Alex said. “My projects had the most color and coolest pictures. Even though I loved putting so much effort into everything I did, I also felt tons of pressure from my peers, teachers and family. I had accomplished so much, but at times it felt like it was never enough.” 

Even at low points, feeling it hit her, she would not stop going. She continued to push herself and focus on the positive. If there is one thing I have seen is that Alex is not a quitter. She always tries to find a solution to whatever comes her way.

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“Some struggles I have had in school include being confident, maintaining motivation, and procrastinating,” Alex said. “I tend to doubt myself at times because I think that I don’t have the answer or the capabilities to solve the issue. As this is my senior year, maintaining motivation while trying not to procrastinate is very challenging.”

She continued, “Nearing towards the end where seniors can start figuring out their lives is nerve-racking and makes everyone feel anxious to be done with high school. However, to counter these challenges, I have to remind myself to take things one step at a time and hold myself accountable for my actions.”

Alex is hard working, making sure to do what she needs when it needs to be done. Wait, there is more: she puts in a team effect, while making sure everyone who is helping is doing well, and having fun. 

“Her leadership skills are really good, she is a natural leader, she is kind and caring when doing so, she listens to everyone’s voices and she is very encouraging to people, so I think she is the best type of leader you can have,” said Mrs. Rai, the Student Council, Yearbook, photography teacher here at AFHS. “She wants to make sure that everyone is happy and can do what they need to do. So she’ll train people, ask them questions, make sure that everyone is good, and she never really puts herself first, it’s always everyone else.” 

Alex treats everyone, even if she doesn’t know them well, nice and very friendly. She has a natural nature to her, making it feel like you can be calmer and comfortable. 

“Being Student Body President is such a challenging but also a fulfilling role,” she said. 

She continued, “Ever since I was little, I always had the passion for being a leader. When we were assigned group projects, I would be the one to develop a plan of action to make sure everyone did their part. This role has pushed me to become a better person as I have had to step up and take action when no one else wanted to. Being student body president requires someone to be a role model to the student body at all times.”

When given feedback, of any kind, she takes it and works to improve. Even if it seems like there is nothing more that needs or can be done, she makes it better.

“Student Council has such a special place in my heart. The feedback that we get after throwing an amazing event, like Homecoming, makes me feel like I made a difference in someone’s life,” Alex said. “Being at school can be tough. The events that we provide for the student body to escape the academic aspect and enjoy the good parts of life with their peers is such a vital part of their high school experience. I can’t imagine where I would be if I hadn’t picked up the Student Council application towards the end of my freshman year.”

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Being a part of the Student Council in itself is a big responsibility. “I ran for President because I feel like I have the passion and mindset to fulfill the role,” she said. “I wanted to do my part in making sure that the student body could have the best high school experience possible. Due to COVID-19, I had to shift my expectations and challenge myself to maintain that same attitude.”

She makes people want to be around her, she doesn’t even have to try. “Alex is so easy to approach that becoming friends was natural,” said Joey Vormelker, a good friend of Alex’s. They have known each other since elementary school. 

He continued, “Her positivity, it’s so infectious that being around her is always a pleasant experience. She is such an amazing person who is super determined and just one of the kindest people you will ever meet.”

This being her senior year makes it very important to her. She plans on going to Estrella Mountain Community College as a full-time student, then transferring to a university, while also continuing to work part-time at Panera Bread as a team leads. 

“The reason as to why I didn’t want to attend a university right away is because I am currently undecided on what I want to major in,” Alex said. “I have so many interests, but one that is sticking out to me the most is pediatric nursing.”

I look up to Alex a lot, she is a great example of someone in the world. It is not very often you come across someone like her. All the qualities that she has, you’ll never see in anyone else. She is that diamond in the rough. 

Congratulations Alex, you were a fantastic student here at Agua Fria High School. We wish the best for you and know you will make it far.