Alexis Duckett is a busy senior at Stephenville High School involved in varsity powerlifting, track, theatre and is a member of student council. After high school she will go down a different path attending medical school to become an obstetrician/gynecologist.
“I love helping people. I”m just a natural born helper and I love anatomy,” she said. “So being able to help women go through the process of giving birth, conception and everything else is just an awesome idea.”
She plans to attend Tarleton State University before medical school competing either on the powerlifting team or throwing shot put on the track team, but for now she is focusing on her last year as an SHS Honeybee.
“My goal is to not give up whether that’s academically or athletically because this year is a big one for me. I’m predicted to go to state for powerlifting, so I can’t let up,” she said. “I’ve already started lifting, but we don’t start competing until we get back from winter break. I lift five days a week focusing on different muscle groups and just kind of rotate back and forth. I’m getting stronger in the process.”
Duckett said there are two people who have inspired her athletically and personally in her life.
“Athletically I would say Camille Leblanc-Bazinet. She’s a CrossFitter and she was competing and finally one year she was able to win the CrossFit games. Last year she didn’t do so well, but she never gave up,” Duckett said. “I guess another inspiration here would be Mrs. (Mindy) Pope because I’ve had her for four years and she’s always there. She’s always happy and is always there to bring that positive vibe and is able to help you no matter what you’re going through.”
Before Duckett graduates and steps into her future, she leaves behind some words of advice for incoming freshmen.
“Live high school, because it’s only four years,” she said. “So do all you can while you’re here and don’t try to grow up too fast.”