Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: Alex Nelson
PARENTS’ NAMES: Randy and Brenda Nelson
SIBLINGS: Brittany, age 24; Taylor, age 22
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Chemistry
FAVORITE SPARE TIME ACTIVITY: Shopping for makeup
FAVORITE FOOD: Diet Coke
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: I’m in love with Luke Bryan!
FAVORITE MOVIE: I can’t pick a favorite! I love watching movies. Especially Lifetime movies.
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Friends
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A KID? My electric scooter
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? Go to ASU and major in Nursing.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? HOW? In ninth grade I took Mr. Hall’s Keystone class and it changed to way I treated and acted towards my peers. He’s by far my favorite teacher. I was only in his class for a semester but I still use things I learned from him every day.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT CHEER: I loved cheering at Friday night football games!
THOUGHTS ON SEASON SO FAR: We’ve had our ups and downs and as a squad we’ve faced a lot of challenges that were difficult to overcome! We’ve worked really hard to accomplish the goals we set at the beginning of the season at camp, and we can only go up from here.
WHAT’S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE SEASON SO FAR? Winning the 5-7A Coed State Cheerleading Championship!
WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT NATIONALS? Our whole team needs to focus on the goal that’s in front of us and not rest on our laurels.
INDIVIDUALLY, WHAT ABOUT YOUR PERFORMANCES ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT ABOUT? The dance sections!
WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST TO IMPROVE? Using good technique in jumps.
AFTER YOU’RE THROUGH CHEERING AT BHS, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL
REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT IT? After I graduate I’ll miss Friday night football games, going to Disney World for Nationals, and cheering for Karen Scarlett. And I’ll always remember winning State my senior year.