School: Hugh M. Cummings High School

Hometown: Burlington, NC

Roots: Mexico

Jose Alex Reyes

Jose Alex Reyes is 17 years old from Burlington, North Carolina with Mexican roots. He is a senior at Cummings High School and plans to go to college and major in Communications / Public Relations and minor in Advertising. Coming from core values of respect, loyalty, love, clarity, and creativity. He’s a part of many clubs and organizations in his school and out of school such as College Ambassadors, Multicultural Club, Elon Academy and It Takes A Village Project. These organizations have shaped him to give back to his community and help raise awareness on the importance of higher education and is planning to be a college advisor after college. Throughout his high school career, he realized the big importance on mental health issues and wants to work to break the negative stigma on mental health and provide many resources to local communities especially to the Latinx community. He learned a lot from his family especially his friends who he dedicates a lot of his success to throughout his many years of life who he considers his family.