Posted at: 12/04/2012 3:59 PM
Updated at: 12/04/2012 7:49 PM
By: Robin De Wind
Webster Schroeder's Alexa Antetomaso carries a 95 average. She hopes to become a nurse. She is one of a handful of area students selected for the New Visions Program. Every morning, her classroom is the hospital where she gets real life experience and college credit.
Antetomaso said, “We rotate through pharmacy, nursing, PT, OT. We get a mentor and hands on experience.”
Alexa is also class treasurer and is in chorus. Her natural energy is obvious.
Antetomaso said, “Crazy, upbeat, always want to win. I love my teams. They are awesome.”
She has three teams, along with club soccer. Alexa has been on varsity soccer and basketball for four years. She is captain and has also played lacrosse for three years.
Antetomaso said, “I love to play three sports. You interact with new friends, different coaches, it is all on how I can better and improve.”
But soccer has been her passion since the age of four. Her skills and grades have earned her the opportunity to play for Notre Dame.
Antetomaso said, “I feel like I want to pince myself like I'm in a dream. I never thought I would be playing for the Fighting Irish, I'm speechless.”
It also leaves her humble. Her grandfather, John, a Notre Dame alum, who served as a bodyguard for Lou Holtz, died two years ago and didn't get to see his granddaughter reach her dream.
Antetomaso said, “The first thing I did after I was accepted was go to his grave and put down balloons, I told him first.”
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