Hi, I am Alexandria Backus and I am very excited to be writing for TurlockCityNews.com.
I have grown up in Turlock my entire life, graduating from Turlock High School in 2009, and I currently attend California State University, Stanislaus. I am a Communication Studies major, with a minor in Journalism, and concentration in Public Relations. Last fall, I was able to work for KCSS, the CSU Stanislaus radio station, and I hosted my own radio show. I currently am the President and Event Coordinator for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) at my school. NSCS is a nationally renowned honor’s society, and one of our chapter’s main goals is to motivate kids to go to college. In the Fall 2011 semester, we plan to have more assemblies at schools in our local area, and bring kids to our campus to see what life is like for a college student.
I represented Stanislaus County in the Miss California USA Pageant this past November, which was an incredible experience. Being involved in NSCS and Miss California allowed me to become more involved in our community, and I plan to do the same writing for TurlockCityNews.com. I have a passion for helping and educating others, and that is my main focus when writing. I look forward to reporting and writing on anything and everything Turlock!