‘I like to be in charge of things’

Swensson nominees all excel in the classroom, the community and in their sports field

D.W. Poppy's Alix Johnson.

D.W. Poppy's Alix Johnson.

A look at the 2015 nominees for the Pete Swensson Outstanding Community Youth Award.

The award is given to a Langley secondary student in recognition of their athletic, scholastic and community efforts.

While Alix Johnson has several extracurricular pursuits that have captured her attention, musical theatre is probably her biggest passion.

“I like the group mentality of it,” she said.

“You are working with the same group of people a lot of the time; you are putting on a big production and it is rewarding at the end.”

An enthusiastic member of the Poppy musical theatre program, she has served on the technical crew, as stage manager, and as a set designer and builder. And her creative talents are also on display as a photographer and a member of the school’s Yearbook Club.

Johnson is also a lacrosse, soccer and basketball player, as well as running cross-country. She is also a member of Team BC’s field lacrosse team.

And if that’s not enough, the Grade 12 student is a member of the grad council, while also mentoring younger students and International students to help them integrate into school and social activities.

All of this is done while maintaining a more than 90 per cent average in her classes.

“I like to keep busy and do as much as I can,” she said, adding that those who know her would describe her as “hard working, probably bossy a little bit.”

“I like to be in charge of things.”

As for future plans, Johnson wants to get into journalism or graphic design. But first, she spends to spend the next year travelling.