Raspberries, fishing, the Minnesota Twins, burritos, inappropriate jokes, fruit juice, Cole Schleusner, and hunting. What do these things have in common, you ask? They are a few of Alex Waagmeester’s favorite things.
Gary and Yvette Waagmeester welcomed their son Alex into the world on September 29, 1996. Alex has one little brother, Jay. Growing up, Alex has been very involved in his school and community, and his successes in high school reflect that.
During his senior year, Alex is keeping himself very busy. He is a student council member, FFA officer-at-large, and is taking a variety of classes including work study, ag business, sociology, college composition, psychology, government, and economics. Alex has much more than classwork to keep up with, though. He has been involved in Mock Trial for four years and is a four-sport athlete participating in baseball, wrestling, track, and football. This year Alex is captain of the football team. Alex works hard to balance all of his commitments and was deservedly inducted into the National Honor Society his junior year.
Outside of school and extracurricular activities Alex is very active in the community. He serves as the president of Peach Lutheran LYC and is a member of the Third Avenue Youth Group. When he has time, he also works at the Edna Elevator.
Even with a very busy schedule, Alex finds time to relax and do things he enjoys, like listen to country music, read “The World According to Garp,” and watch the movie “Friday Night Lights” or the TV show “Breaking Bad.” Alex’s favorite color is yellow and his favorite food is steak. In school, he enjoys work study, ag business, and lunch.
Alex’s future plans include attending a two year school to major in law enforcement. When asked where he sees himself in ten years, he said, naturally, “Celebrating the ten year anniversary of answering this question.” If Alex could spend one day with anyone living or dead he said he would want to spend it with “my grandma Shirley because she was an incredible woman.”
Alex’s most memorable high school moment was beating West Lyon 49-14 in the Beef Bowl. His advice to underclassmen is “Enjoy every moment, because it’s over before you know it,” and “Don’t forget where you came from.” Good luck in the future, Alex!
Written by: Shaylee Struckman