School: New Market Skills Center
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Parents: Joan Osborn and Steve Hayes
Best personal achievements: (Earning the) Most Employable Student of the Year for Alternative Energy Technology and Most Employable Student of the Month for Advanced Automotive Technology
How I spend my time: Working on cars with friends and going on car trips
Favorite subjects: Automotive tech
Favorite movie: “Speed Racer”
Favorite book: “Unknown” by Colin Thompson
Dream job: Either a shop owner or manager
Someone I respect: Mark Emmons. He is always there to help and has the type of life I would like to have one day.
College I’d like to attend: South Puget Sound Community College
Someone famous I’d like to meet: Professional rally/drifter driver Tanner Foust
Someday, looking back on my life I’d like to be able to say ... : I’m happy with the way my life has morphed me into the person I am today and couldn’t be happier.
Biggest challenge facing teenagers today: I would have to say that the biggest challenge is passing high school, then having to go to college to get a decent job.
One thing in the world I would change if I could: Making cars more fuel efficient
Where do you see yourself in 10 years: Steady job, my own house, possible wife, and living happily
Staff comment: “Alex is an exceptional student and loves challenging himself in his chosen field. Alex is smart, capable and an all-around wonderful person to be around. Alex has talent and drive that will lead him to a bright future.” Mark Emmons, teacher, New Market Skills Center