Alex Grohovsky spent his high school years at Scecina taking part in as many activities as he could.
Name: Alex Joseph Grohovsky
Year of Scecina Graduation: 2007
College/University: Indiana University
Degree: Bachelor’s of Science, Business Economics
Current Position: International Economist, U.S. Treasury, International Affairs division, Washington, D.C.
Alex Grohovsky has gone from Scecina’s stage and tennis courts to the halls of international diplomacy in his current position.
“I currently work in international affairs for the U.S. government, coordinating U.S. engagement in the G-7 and G-20, which are fora (forums) for international economic cooperation,” says Alex, who is based in Washington, D. C. Alex is responsible for managing logistics, interacting with his international counterparts and briefing senior officials.
He remembers Scecina for the friends he made, the activities that helped him grow, and one class that led to his interest in global economics.
“In such a close-knit environment, I was able to build a number of lasting friendships that endure even though I now live farther away,” he says. “I have so many memories because of the friends I made there.”
Looking at the resume he compiled while at Scecina, it’s not hard to see why he’s been successful in higher education and his career. In high school he performed in musicals and plays (“Annie,” “Bye-Bye Birdie,” “The Mousetrap,” “Up the Down Staircase” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”) “There were a range of roles,” he says, “and I think these experiences really pushed me outside of my comfort zone.”
He also was on the speech team, taking part in the U.S. Extemporaneous category in which participants must make a short speech on a U.S. political event drawn out of hat – with only 30 minutes to prepare.
At Scecina, he was a Student Ambassador and member of National Honor Society, and was involved in student government all four years, including being the student body president as a senior. He played on the tennis team and was captain in his senior year.
He looks back and can see that one class at Scecina helped take him to his current position. “My AP Comparative Government and Politics course certainly sparked my interest in international politics, and my interest in global economics followed from there, “ he says. “I think many of my course choices in college and graduate school stemmed from this one class.”
Scecina teachers who “pushed me outside my comfort zone have been a significant factor in the years since I graduated,” he says.
Alex believes Scecina’s environment is a great place for young people to get the chance to explore, try new things, and grow.
“The ability to engage in so many extracurricular activities helped make me a well-rounded person. I would not have been able to take advantage of so many different things at another school.”
Posted on Mon, August 31, 2015
by Beth Murphy