Alexa Facer — 2018 High Schooler Who Will Change The World

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Student: Alexa Facer
School: American Fork High School
Parents: Bill & Darci Facer

What would you do for $1,000? Alexa Facer is waiting until she’s 18 years old to kiss. With a challenge — and subsequent cash prize — issued by her parents, she put her lips on lockdown and will earn the money by the time this magazine comes out. And now she’ll apply that determination to her long-term plans.

Mini-resume Student body president, humanitarian trip to Dominican Republic, National Honor Society, piano teacher, LDS Young Womanhood Recognition, 22 on ACT ­­— “but I’m proud of it!”

Plans after high school USU ambassador, travel to teach English, visit Lithuania, LDS mission, become a cool mom.

Personal motto Life is too short to be unhappy.

Guilty pleasure Bowls of mint chip ice cream or Honey Bunches of Oats and binge-watching ‘Friends” or “The Office.”

No. 1 thing learned in high school You become who you surround yourself with. Don’t be afraid to change your social circle if needed.

Best high school memory I did Sub for Santa all three years, and it completely changed the meaning of Christmas for me.

Most common thing parents say to you “My dad says, ‘You’re my favorite child’ and my mom says, ‘Momma needs her cocktail (Diet Coke).’ They both say, ‘We support you in anything you do.’”

Stress management I go outside and run or hike. I’ll also jam to ‘70s music while driving.

How will you change the world? I want everyone to realize differences make us awesome. The sunset and Ryan Gosling are different, but equally beautiful.

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Greg Bennett

Greg Bennett is an editor and writer with Bennett Communications. His primary responsibilities are with Utah Valley Magazine and the company's custom publications division. He's the father of four children and has been married to his wife, Adria, for 19 years. Contact Greg at greg.utahvalley360@gmail.com.

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