by LINDA FRABL | photos by Alan Smith Photography

Thriving on Challenges

student_brown2Alexxis Brown, a Park Village resident and a junior at Westview High School, is very driven and thrives on challenges. Whether through sports, academics, or volunteering, Alexxis enjoys pushing herself and then reaping the rewards. At the moment, Alexxis is reaping the reward of contemplating over 200 college choices for track and field and soccer opportunities, and she’s hoping for a full scholarship.

There are numerous athletic achievements Alexxis can be proud of. For example, she broke her school’s record in the long jump by 18 inches with a jump of 18 feet, 8 inches. Also, she can throw the javelin 123 feet! She even earned her All American status in two events last summer (the heptathlon and the javelin throw) at the USA Track and Field Junior Olympic Championships. In addition, Alexxis is on her school’s Varsity soccer team, and was the second highest scorer in the league last year.

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Name: Alexxis Madison Brown (17)
School: Westview High School
Grade: 11
Parents: Amber and Chad Brown
Sibling: Kyler (11)
Favorite Local Spot: Peñasquitos Canyon and waterfall


student_brown1Discussing her role models, Alexxis revealed, “My mom and dad have worked really hard in their careers and they have high expectations for me, but they are very open and help me to question things that I don’t understand and to see all sides before making a stance.”

That critical thinking prowess, instilled in her by her parents, has perfectly prepared Alexxis for the rigors of education. Her favorite subject is biology/DNA sequencing, and Alexxis hopes to study it in college and eventually work for the FBI. Alexxis proclaimed, “Westview is a very competitive school academically and while many of my classes are really hard, I know I will be well prepared for college. I also love to compete athletically, and I am hoping to possibly go to the Olympics one day.”

Always busy, Alexxis still manages to volunteer in her free time by coaching youths in various sports disciplines. Plus, in addition to track and field and soccer, Alexxis surfs, wake boards, wake surfs, skis, snowboards, rock climbs, rides dirt bikes, and plays flag and tackle football. As for the latter, she said, “It would be really cool to play in the NFL and be the first female wide receiver or running back. It is still an idea in my head. We will see where life takes me!”