April 26, 2019

FLEX Student of the Month – April 2019

We are pleased to announce Oleksandr Serkov from Ukraine as the FLEX April Student of the Month! He is placed by PAX (Program of Academic Exchange).

Oleksandr “Sasha” Serkov is a busy student. At his high school, he is a straight-A student. Two teachers nominated Sasha for the National Honor Society and he will be inducted very soon. An academic highlight is from his chemistry class, where Sasha participated in the “Smart Competition” and created a Cartesian Diver in the quickest time.

As for extracurricular activities, Sasha participates in the art, Key, drama, bionic, interactive, and French clubs. He is also a member of chorus, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the school’s cross-country running and tennis teams. Sasha is also active in his church’s youth group.

Volunteering is also a passion. Sasha has volunteered over 70 hours so far and wants to keep going! Community service highlights include serving pancakes at the local Honeybee Festival, serving as an usher at the local Fine Arts Center events, and assisting at church events as part of the audio/visual crew.

In the fall, Sasha was interviewed in the local newspaper about his exchange experience. He eloquently represented not only Ukraine but FLEX as a whole. “When I talk about differences, that is what they are – differences. It does not mean one is better or worse than the other,” said Sasha.

Before he goes home, Sasha is planning a project in which he will coordinate an online dialogue with his home school in Ukraine, so they can directly interact with American culture and break stereotypes about Americans. “I want to know more about America and share my Ukrainian culture with people I meet!”

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