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Senior Spotlight

Alicia Backer • Bureau Valley High School

Alica Backer
Alica Backer

Name: Alicia Backer.

Hometown: Wyanet.

Birth date: April 22, 2002.

Family: Parents, Bryan and Jennifer Backer; sister, Elizabeth Backer.

Sports: Cross country and track and field.

Favorite sport and why: Cross country, because of the family feel to it and bondage.

Likes: Reading, art, running and St. Louis Cardinals baseball.

Dislikes: Spiders and negativity.

Person with the greatest influence on my athletic career: Dale Donner - he has many years of experience with the sports I participate in and always encourages me to do better.

Person with the greatest influence in my life: My mother — she always encourages me to do better and do what I want in life.

Who’s your dream celebrity prom date: Tom Holland.

Name three historic figures you’d like to meet: Abraham Lincoln, Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman.

If stranded on a deserted island, I would have my: Favorite books.

The last song I listened to: “T-Shirt” by Thomas Rhett.

People would be surprised to know: I seem like a shy person at first, but am outgoing once I get close with them.

I stay home to watch: Harry Potter movie marathon.

When I need luck for a big game, I: Turn to my teammates for support and encouragement.

The funniest person I ever met: My sister, Elizabeth.

What they’ll say about me at school after I graduate: That I was a shy and kind person who worked hard on everything.

Most embarrassing moment: Getting sick after one of my cross country meets and a parent then coming up to me and trying to comfort me.

Most unforgettable moment: Winning my sectionals my freshman year of track and being conference champs for three years in a row.

Ultimate sports fantasy: To be able to throw out the first pitch for a St. Louis Cardinals game.

What I would like to do in life: Go to SIU Edwardsville to study pharmacy and become a pharmacist.

Three words that best describe myself: Smart, athletic and quiet.

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