Alumnus Alexandria Thomas graduated in 2013 and went to Mclennan Community College for two years on a dance scholarship before transferring to Tarleton State. While in high school Thomas participated in Silver Spurs.
What have you done after high school?
After high school, I went to school at Mclennan Community College where I received an Athletic Scholarship for dance. After two years at Mclennan Community College, I went on to receive my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.
What made you want to do what you are doing now?
I was lucky enough to have always known what I wanted to do when I was in high school. Mrs. Parlin was a great example for me during my time in high school and she was – still is – someone I look up to. Mrs. Parlin’s example and love for her job made me realize that I wanted to be a drill team director.
How did what did you learn or experience in high school affect you in college and beyond?
Managing my time and being proactive is something that I have always carried with me from high school. Time management is the key to success and that was a hard lesson for me to learn, but it got better with time and I feel like now I am very proactive.
Explain your job now.
I am currently the Assistant Director for the Silver Spurs drill team here at Legacy. I also teach dance class 2/3.
What are your plans for the future?
I am very lucky to have my dream job right now. I would always joke around with Mrs. Parlin in High School about how I was going to come back and be her assistant. She would always say “Go get that degree”. Well, here I am working right beside her. I hope in the future I can be half the director she is.
What is your advice to current high schoolers?
My current advice to current high schoolers is to enjoy your time. Don’t wish time away, as you will never get this time back. Always be kind, always be on time, always respect your elders, and work hard.
If you have anything else you’d like to add, please do.
Legacy High School played a big part in my life and I am so glad to be here giving back to the place that gave so much to me.