• Alexa Lee

    Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

    Alexa's Bio:
    I was born and raised in the Twin Ports area and am the youngest of five kids. I always wait until the last minute to do really important things (bad habit). In my spare time I love to dance and was on the Dance Team here at CSS.

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    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

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    San Salvador, El Salvador
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    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

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    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

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    Bogot√°, Colombia
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    Minneapolis, MN
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    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

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    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
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    Richfield, MN
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    Gweru, Zimbabwe
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    Aurora, CO
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    Mora, MN
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    Casablanca, Morocco
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    East Bethel, MN
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    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

The Summer Before Freshman Year of College

Usually there are two types of people the summer after senior year. Those that work 40+ hours a week and don’t have much of a social life, and those that only seem to spend a ton of time with their friends before they have to say good bye for the year. Of course there are always people in between, but the point is there. Personally, I was that girl that worked, went to the gym (or practice for dance), went home, slept, and then woke up and did it all over again. I did not have a lot of time to spend with my friends, and when I did I always had to leave early so I could get to bed for work. Paying for college is really stressful, and I was just trying to rack up as much money as I possibly could. The lesson I learned was that those friends that you really care about and are really your friends, will always be there. You can not talk for weeks or months, but then when you do, it’s like there was no time lost! I know everybody says this, but it really is true. However, that doesn’t mean you should waste your last summer before college away by only working all the time. I do regret not seeing more of my classmates before we all went in different directions. When embarking on your college journey, you will lose some friends or maybe not talk to them as much, but you will make so many more friends that are just as important to you. Plus, when you do get a chance to see your high school friends, it will make the time spent together that much sweeter! Work is incredibly important and so is saving money, but taking time for your friends, family, and your self this summer is especially important! Believe it or not, you will miss your family even if you’re ready to go out on your own, so make sure you give them some of your time, too! 

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