Local Student Ready to Lead
 

Local Student Ready to Lead

Alexandria Arndt accepts the title of role model with great pride.

“I’m the type of person who can’t just sit back when something needs to be done,” said Alexandria. “I’m the oldest of four kids. I’ve always been driven to lead.”

For Alexandria, the pull toward leadership reached new heights in high school. While a student at Blue Springs High School, Alexandria served in many leadership roles. She was a National Honor Society member, a varsity softball player, a varsity debater and the founding member of the school’s Mock Trial team.

Now attending Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota, Alexandria is a student athlete and a criminal justice major with plans to attend law school. A hardworking, driven young woman, Alexandria values the confidence she’s gaining in the classroom and on the field.

“I’m in my head about a lot of things, but softball is a great competitive outlet. I get to be loud, and as the catcher, it’s my job to see everything that’s going on and make quick decisions. It’s empowering.”

In 2020, Alexandria received an important boost of confidence from her Blue Springs community – a scholarship from the Blue Springs Rotary Club through Truman Heartland Community Foundation.

“My parents didn’t go to college and I know they want a different path for their kids. I feel like it’s my job to set an example for my siblings.”

Alexandria ArndtA new partnership in 2020, the Blue Springs Rotary Club Scholarship Fund provides financial support to students graduating from high schools in the Blue Springs and Grain Valley school districts. Students who demonstrate financial need and a commitment to community service are eligible for the Blue Springs Rotary Club Scholarship and the Blue Springs Rotary Club President’s Scholarship.

“The scholarship from Rotary filled me with confidence. This scholarship is an important steppingstone on the way to accomplishing my goals.”

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