On a monthly basis, the South Boston Neighborhood House (the Ollie) recognizes their youngsters by announcing two “Student Spotlight” winners. These young members are recognized for their good behavior, kindness, caring and consideration, as well as being super kids overall. Alexis Llewellyn is one of the student spotlight winners for April.
Alexis, 7, is the daughter of Paul Llewellyn and Kim Reeves. She has two brothers, Patrick and Paul. She also has a white, brown and black cat named Red Sox and a Yorkshire terrier puppy named Charlie.
Alexis is in the first grade at the Condon Elementary School in South Boston. Her favorite subject is dance. Someday she plans on being a cheerleader or a veterinarian. Her favorite food is pizza and her favorite color is pink. Her favorite TV show is “SpongeBob SquarePants” and her favorite entertainer is Shawn Peter Raul Mendes, a Canadian singer, songwriter and model.
In her spare time, Alexis likes watching TV. She also has been attending classes at Miss Linda’s School of Dance at the Michael J. Perkins Post on East Fourth Street. Alexis has been dancing for three years and her favorite move is the jazz step. She also enjoys reading and is currently reading “Henry and Mudge & Mrs. Hopper’s House,” a children’s book written by Cynthia Ryland and illustrated by Carolyn Bracken.
This summer, Alexis plans on learning how to ride her bike, going to the beach, and hanging out at the Ollie so she can go on daily trips to parks and beaches. At the Ollie, she does her homework and attends dance club. She loves going to the Ollie and she likes the staff.
“They’re nice,” she said. “They let us have fun and make things fun for us. I really like going here.”
Melissa Collins, an Ollie group leader, always enjoys seeing Alexis after school.
“I love Alexis,” she said. “She’s great, kind to everyone and never in any trouble. She’s quiet but once you get her going she’ll talk your ear off. Alexis is awesome and is so smart.”