Dexter’s Alex Snow, alongside fellow incoming college freshman Spencer Good, of Grass Lake, each won scholarships from Parros College Planning after creating a video showcasing how Parros helped them navigate the admissions process of their colleges of choice and financially plan for their secondary education.
“Students were encouraged to be creative in showing how they ultimately came to be accepted to their college of choice,” Parros said in a statement. “In their cases, these schools happened to be the University of Michigan for Alex, and Columbia University in the City of New York for Spencer.”
In high school, Alex was a percussionist in the marching band and played basketball all four years. In addition, Alex took a strong interest in philanthropy, doing volunteer work for the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor and for the YMCA Livestrong program.
He even took this step a step further, starting his own lawn mowing business and donating 10% of his profits to the Cancer Support Community. In the fall, Alex will be studying at the College of Engineering within U of M, but he would be open to transferring schools within the university should he decide to pursue another interest, such as his passion for producing music.
Spencer will also be pursuing an interest in engineering at Columbia, with a particular focus on civil engineering. In high school, Spencer was the captain of the wrestling team, which he led to district title victory in 2014 and 2016, and his own personal victory of state champion in 2016.
He was also in Model UN, Boy Scouts of America, National Honors Society, and Student Council while running for the cross country team. Spencer also did a significant amount of volunteer work, completing over 80 hours of service for the American Youth Soccer Organization, Boy Scouts, and the Junior Wrestling Program at Lumen Christi.
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