Alexis Gulbransen was a 2013-14 representative from the Overland Park Teen Council in Kansas, serving prior to her move to Las Vegas, Nevada, where she currently resides. Passionate about her community, she devoted many hours to volunteering at the local Ronald McDonald house with her school’s Key Club and participates in her new Nevada community as a leader of Bishop Gorman High School’s Matthew 25 Board, which is a student run program that raises money every Tuesday to provide financial relief to the local needy on a weekly basis.
Aside from volunteering, Alexis enjoys a mixture of intellectual and athletic extracurriculars. She played Varsity Field Hockey for three years and plans to make the Varsity Lacrosse team at her new school this spring. She also enjoys participating in competitive Varsity Policy Debate, Forensics, Mock Trial, and various other forms of public speaking that allow her to increase her level of nerdery. Alexis was recently announced as a National Hispanic Recognition Scholar as well as a Commended National Merit Scholar. In her spare time, she loves to hang out around town with her friends and family, especially her four younger brothers and uncle. She is obsessed with anything and everything Disney and is a walking encyclopedia of popular culture and media trivia.
Alexis believes that leadership is something everyone should strive achieve. Most people aren’t born leaders, but it’s possible to become one with the right ethics and attitude. “With the proper drive, tenacity, and willingness to learn,” Alexis said, “any person can set an example and become a leader to others.”