Associate in Arts
Lexi Carrasco was born in Prosser, Washington and attended Mabton schools until the 8th grade. Raised by a single mother, she learned at a young age to work hard, be independent, and mature. After junior high, Carrasco decided to transfer to Upper Columbia Academy (U.C.A.) boarding school near Spokane. “Attending U.C.A. was the best decision I have made. Leaving home at just 13 years old taught me many lessons in life,” stated Carrasco. While attending U.C.A. she participated in varsity volleyball, basketball, and gymnastics. In addition, she was able to work in the front office and received many leadership awards. Following high school, she decided to return home to the Yakima Valley to be closer to family. She enrolled at YVC’s Grandview Campus. Now in her second year, Lexi has become very active on campus serving as a Programmer for the Grandview Student Council (GSC). “I am honored to be a part of GSC in so many ways. I feel like it’s a stepping stone for my future. I love helping people and I love changing people lives,” continued Carrasco. She will graduate with an associate in arts degree. She then plans to transfer to a four-year university. Although unsure of her major at this time, Lexi knows that wherever her future takes her, it will involve helping others. “My number one goal is to make a difference in people’s lives. I want to be like my mother who is strong and independent in her life. I want to travel the world and make a difference helping the less fortunate” she concluded.