Get to know Foley alumna Alicia Reeves!
Where were you born and what year did you graduate from Foley High School?
I was born in Fairhope, Alabama at Thomas Hospital, and I graduated from Foley High in 2003.
Did you participate in any extracurricular activities? Were you any good?!
Yes and No! I participated in soccer, swimming, and one year of golf. I was good at soccer and swimming but terrible at golf.
Did you go to college, business, or technical school after graduation?
I have been a special education teacher, a general education teacher and am now an assistant principal in Baldwin County.
If you hadn’t become a , what might you have done?
If I hadn’t become an educator, I would have done something in the health field.
What life lessons has adversity taught you?
Not to give up. If there is something you really desire in life, persevere even when the world seems to be shutting the door on you.
What are one or two things you really miss about high school?
The simplicity of my life at that time, although you think it’s anything but simple. Also, I miss the closeness of the friendships with certain people.
Who was the person who influenced you most and how?
There wasn’t just one, but if I had to name only one it would have been Cheryl Owen. She showed me the kind of teacher that I wanted to be-one who believed in and loved all of her students.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
I would love to travel all over Europe.
What is one thing that you would encourage high school students to do before they graduate?
Spend time with your family. When you are in high school, it seems as if you can’t wait to leave and be on your own; however, the more time goes by you learn to really appreciate them, especially when tragic events happen that take them away from you.
The best advice you would give to a 20-year-old would be?
Know that it is okay to make mistakes. This is how you learn and grow. The important thing is to work hard not to make the same mistake twice. Also, do not settle in life, love, or happiness.
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Thanks for letting us get to know you, Alicia Reeves, and best wishes from the Foley Lion’s Roar.