Alexia Osbourne ’20

Queens, New YorkSt. John's University
A tighter focus on history broadened Lexie’s horizons.

What was your most interesting class?

I loved both of my history classes last year for different reasons. My African-American seminar was an amazing discussion-based conversation. It started with African society in the homeland and continued with how Europeans came to Africa, how everyone interacted, and the start of American slavery, and ended with current race relations. Throughout the year, we talked about what was on our minds and studied anything that interested us.

In my other history class, IB SL Global Politics, I learned so much about politics and how countries interact with each other. We had many opportunities to learn about topics we were interested in, and we did a larger project for which my group won an award at the Tribeca Film Festival.

I really appreciate that I had the opportunity to take two history classes.

What is it like to live in a dorm?

It is like a never-ending sleepover with your closest friends. They are always there to support you, help with homework, and have fun.

This year I am a prefect, which is fun and challenging. I love being able to support my prefectees and have a good time, too.

More about Lexie:

Though she previously played on several teams, Lexi now enjoys managing the volleyball and baseball because it allows her to “cheer from the sidelines and help in any way I can.” She is a leader for Model UN, Social Justice, and the Inclusion Committee and she is also member of UMOJA, LASO, SAMOSA, and Argo. She found the school service trip to Costa Rica “eye-opening and beautiful.”