A talented writer, he's also active in his school's drama productions

Valley Catholic senior Kevin Alexander was recently named a National Merit Scholar. Alexander, a Tigard resident, is the winner of a National Merit $2500 Scholarship and one of just 2,500 Merit Scholars chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 finalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. SUBMITTED PHOTO - Valley Catholic senior Kevin Alexander was recently named a 2015 National Merit Scholar.

National Merit $2500 scholarship winners are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

Alexander, valedictorian for his class, also performed with the Valley Catholic choir and was active in Valley Catholic’s theater department, appearing in leading roles in productions as diverse as “The Servant of Two Masters” and “Bye Bye Birdie.”

“Kevin is one of the brightest, kindest, and most fearless students I’ve had the pleasure to teach,” said teacher and drama director Ginnie Sutfin. “He works tirelessly on any and all of his endeavors, from taking AP classes to leading liturgy band to helping lead student retreats. He dives in and gives his all emotionally, physically and mentally. He is truly a model for others and a blessing to Valley Catholic.”

After graduation, Alexander plans to study creative writing at Willamette University.

“He is brilliant, an incisive writer, very nimble and creative,” said his English teacher Kathy Johnson.

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