Alexandria “Alex” Smelcer, a senior at Locust Grove High School, is the eighth student to be recognized as Henry County Schools’ Work-Based Learning Student of the Month.
McDONOUGH — Henry County Schools’ Work-Based Learning Program has announced its August 2012 Student of the Month.
Alexandria “Alex” Smelcer, a senior at Locust Grove High School, is the eighth student to be recognized this calendar year. The recognition is part of a monthly series of awards in the program dedicated to providing high school students with valuable work experience and career guidance.
Smelcer is administrative assistant at the State YMCA of Georgia in McDonough. Her duties range from data entry to correspondence prep.
Smelcer’s high school career is full of involvement with student groups and good grades.
She is involved in various campus student groups, including Future Business Leaders of America and the Diversity Club. She helped the school get a “No Place for Hate” designation each of the past three years.
Thomas Murray, the work-based learning instructor at Locust Grove High, attested to Smelcer’s leadership.
“Work-Based Learning is an opportunity for students to put into practice the skills they have learned inside the classroom,” said Murray. “Alex is the embodiment of Work-Based Learning. She is hard-working, goal-oriented and dedicated to career, technical and agricultural education.”
Smelcer, who expects to graduate this spring, plans to attend the University of West Georgia in Carrollton and major in criminology before starting a career in law enforcement.
She expects to complete her pathway in law and justice this year and has already completed two courses in the financial management pathway.