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A Step Above: A Step Above – Alex Blutman

Palo Verde High School
Class of 2013

Palo Verde High School senior Alex Blutman loves a good debate. It’s no surprise, then, that he’s earned many awards of distinction and risen to prominence at the national level in speech and debate. Alex owes his success to setting goals, a firm resolve and a strong sense of personal responsibility. All those same qualities translate into success on the baseball field as well for this team captain and standout athlete. Still, his casual smile and winning personality let you know he doesn’t sweat the small stuff, and that’s just one of many reasons Alex Blutman rises to – A Step Above.

G.P.A.: 4.8

Sports/Activities/Community Service

  • Las Vegas Baseball Academy, 2007-12
  • Varsity Baseball, 2011-Present; Captain, 2012
  • JV Baseball, 2009-11; Captain, 2010-11
  • JV Cross Country, 2010-12
  • Forensics, 2009-Present; President, 2012-Present; 1st VP, 2011-12
  • Public Forum Debate Captain, 2011-Present
  • National Honor Society, 2010-Present
  • Diabetes Walk & Autism Walk Fundraisers, 2011
  • Hometown Holidays, 2010-11
  • Food Package Preparation, 2010-11
  • The Nature Conservancy Fundraiser, 2008


  • AP Scholar with Distinction 2012
  • National Merit Semifinalist, 2012
  • ACT Perfect Score, 2012
  • Anthem Essay Contest Finalist, 2011
  • Nevada All-State Academic Team (Baseball), 2011-12
  • Scholar Athlete, 2011-12
  • Varsity Debate Letter, 2009
  • County Semi-Finalist, Public Forum Debate, 2010-11
  • State Semi-Finalist, Public Forum Debate, 2010
  • District Finalist, Public Forum Debate, 2011
  • National Tournament Competitor, Public Forum Debate, 2012

Accomplishments Most Proud Of: “During my freshman year, I set a goal to qualify for the national debate tournament. Last year, my debate partner and I defeated the district’s top Public Forum Debate team to advance to the national tournament. It was our effort, skill, resolve and friendship that I believe carried us through.”

Alex Looks Up To: “There are two qualities in Tim Tebow that I highly admire and respect. The first is his work ethic. Whatever he lacks in talent, he makes up for in heart, determination and effort. Second, I admire the way he adheres to his own personal standards and responsibilities. No matter how much he is criticized, I respect him for the way he upholds his own morality.”

Part of the Solution: “Young adults today lack a sense of accountability. This deficiency in character has an immeasurable impact that goes beyond basic irresponsibility. I hope I can make a difference among my age group, guiding, advising and helping kids make intelligent, contemplated and careful choices in their lives.”

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