While attending Morristown Beard School, Alexa performed in eight fully-produced plays and musicals (earning three nominations for her performances), took dance classes, played cello in the Upper School String Ensemble, and produced several Coffee House performances.
She writes: “In my experience, academic success at MBS and participation in the Performing Arts is positively correlated. On a pen-and-paper level, 90% of the Cum Laude inductees in 2015 … participated in some aspect of Performing Arts at MBS, and in every year since, the group has been dominated by “Founders Kids”. I do not see this as a coincidence. Any extracurricular activity can teach you time management, but the Performing Arts requires that you master it. Additional skills that are tested and developed along the way include creative problem solving, empathy, and multitasking. Being able to develop strong time management skills through my involvement in the Performing Arts prior to attending college was an invaluable gift.”