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Whiz Kid: Theatrical Girl Scout Alexis Marie French

Each week, San Marino Patch highlights an individual kid, youth group, teen or sports team that wows us with their accomplishments. See who we chose this week and suggest a kid or group of kids you know for Whiz Kid of the Week.

This week's Whiz Kid, Alexis Marie French, is one talented young lady. Between splitting her time amongst her various activities--, musical and dramatic productions, sports, and academics--she still finds time to explore her own interests and expand her imagination through literature.

Whiz Kid's Name: Alexis Marie French

Whiz Kid's Age: 12

Whiz Kid's School:

Whiz Kid's Accomplishments:

  • - played "Mayzie" (2012)
  • Guys and Dolls at HMS - Chorus (2011)
  • iPop! Dance and singing performances at the Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas (2009)
  • Vocal Performances under the direction of Pamela Weber at the Shakespeare Club, Pasadena

Whiz Kid's Key to Awesomeness:

The key to Alexis' awesomeness is how multi-faceted she is. Most of us struggle our whole lives to become masters of one thing. Whether it's a sport, a musical instrument, or another hobby, we spend time practicing and trying and even lose our passion for that activity after years and years of long work. For Alexis though, some things seem to just come naturally.

Alexis has been in two school productions for the musicals Seussical the Musical and Guys and Dolls and hopes to continue performing. To her, the production is more than just a time to explore her own interests or spend time with friends, but an opportunity to become someone else if just for a moment. Through the creation of the character, she feels accomplished, and also discovers little things about herself through her journey on stage.

What's more amazing about Alexis is her giving and charitable spirit. As a Girl Scout currently developing a plan for her Silver Award, Alexis sees the Girl Scouts as not just an opportunity to spend time with friends or like her sister Arianna, but an opportunity to give back to the community that continues to support her.

Parents

Alexis's dad, located in Huntington Beach. Alexis's mother, Diane Comi, is an attorney and adjunct professor. Alexis has three dogs: Paige, Pugsley, and Patch.

Bonus Questions

What is your favorite food?

Anything with chocolate!

What is the last book you read for pleasure?

I'm currently re-reading the Harry Potter series

If you had the power to change the world to make it a better place, what would you change?

"If I could do it, I would get rid of world hunger."

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