By Jacob Cooper
McDonald County High School is full of amazing, talented, and soon-to-be-successful students. Along with history, accomplishments, and an amazing student body that many consider as family, there are students who shine and fly above others.
Meet Alex Guadarrama, Alex was born March 15th, or the Ides of March as your English teacher likes to point out. He basically loves every single food known to man, except onions. He is a 5-year track athlete, journalist, photographer, and has an impressive 17:17, 5k personal record. When he isn’t running or taking photos, he loves to hang with his friends.
“When I’m not running, I’m usually with my friends; exploring. We all pack up, and go somewhere in Bentonville or Northwest Arkansas, because why not?” – Alex Guadarrama
His favorite types of movies are horror, and anything Disney or Pixar.
“I LOVE horror movies, even though I’m not as brave as I think I am when it comes to watching them. And Disney, man I’m just a sucker for those; they always hit me right in the feels.” – Alex
Alex is a cross-country fanatic. When isn’t doing any of his other hobbies, he is running. He even once admitted to running a “12-mile run with a 7-minute pace.” And if you don’t understand that terminology, he ran each mile in 7 minutes or under. Alex even plans to make it to State.
“That’s the ultimate goal. If I can get to state, that’d be awesome just to help the program grow, and just because I feel that a lot of people are expecting big things from me and I wouldn’t want to let them down.” – Alex
After high school, Alex plans on going to college but isn’t tied to one of them just yet. He also plans to run in college. He has seen the freshman fifteen and is already trying to avoid it.