Claremore High School, Valedictorian, and At-Large Student Council Member, Maxee Alexander is ranked third in her 2018 class of 282 seniors. She has a 4.4333 GPA, scored 1200 on the SAT and 30 on the ACT.
Alexander is President of the of the National Honor Society and is a member of the CHS Chemistry, World Language and Math Clubs and Mu Alpha Theta, a national mathematics honor society for high school and two-year college students. She is also a member of the Dead Poets Society and the Young Democrats.
Alexander plans to attend University of Oklahoma to study Microbiology, eventually going to medical school.
"Ultimately, my goal is to be a Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon," Alexander said. "I just love the way that the heart works, and the chest and how that all works."
Alexander says she became interested in the heart after her grandfather had by-pass surgery and a friend attempted suicide.
"My grandpa had a lot of heart problems," Alexander said. "He had a double triple by-pass when I was like 10-years-old and it scared me half to death. When I was 13, one of my friends tried to commit suicide, and the main problem with it was they couldn't restart her heart."
After that, she decided she wanted to find a way to prevent that happening to other people. She wants to work in research in the Cardio-Thoracic area and help find better solutions to heart problems.
She says she chose OU because several family members attended the university and because she's not a very outgoing person she likes the fact that it's a friendly campus, but in her words, "it's not an everyone's in your business campus." She also says it's a very distinguished feeling to it.
During her four years at Claremore High, Alexander has earned several scholarships and academic awards, including the Distinguished Reagents Scholarship, Bluejacket Memorial Scholarship , Oklahoma Honor Society and numerous CHS 'Z' Awards, for high academic performance combined with work ethic, including English, History, Physical Science and Peer Tutoring.
Outside of school and academic competition, Alexander has also done volunteer work for the National Honor Society, Salvation Army and Hope Race as well as area elementary schools. She has painted the hallways at the high school and recently helped prepare box lunches for children, during the Oklahoma teachers' walkout.