Alex Podd is a junior at Greendale High School. He loves science and technology and wants to invent new things in the future.
Alex has been making a valuable contribution to the school district and community with his presentation about autism. He explains autism and what it’s like to experience it. Alex has done his presentation for teachers, administrators, students and even the Greendale Police Department.
An extracurricular activity that Alex was involved in for several years was cheerleading. In his spare time, he enjoys swimming and Aqua Zumba.
Thank you, Alex, for sharing your story with us!
Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Greendale, and what do you love there?
A: Panther Pub. They are awesome! I like their brat patty and burgers.
Q: How long have you lived in Greendale?
A: My whole entire life. 17 years. I love this city a lot.
Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in Greendale?
A: Her name is Mary Lokker. I’ve known her since 2008. She is very involved. She is currently in cheerleading and she plays softball.
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be? And why?
A: California because Apple headquarters is there.
Q: What is your favorite movie?
A: I have two old ones, WALL-E and Robots. And the new one I just saw, Frozen 2, but I like Frozen 1 even more.
Q: What advice would you give a crowd of people?
A: Don’t ever use hate. Also, let’s make technology more accessible. It’s a reality that it’s kind of expensive.
Q: What is something on your bucket list?
A: Invent new things in the future with science because I am a scientist, of course!
Q: What is your favorite music/ 3 bands you would like to see (dead or alive)?
A: Depeche Mode, Weird Al and Franz Ferdinand.
Q: What current / former local business makes you the most nostalgic about Greendale?
A: Ferch’s, of course!
Q: Choosing anyone alive and a non-relative with whom would you love to have lunch? Why and where would you have lunch?
A: Mary Lokker because she supports me and is a very good friend. We will have lunch at Ricardo’s.
Q: What is your favorite thing or something unique about Greendale?
A: The good people in Greendale.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years?
A: Inventing and developing the future.
Q: (Even for friends or family), what is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
A: I like to videotape escalators and elevators then upload it to YouTube. I know the make, model and ringtones. I also like eating lemons since I was 2 years old. Peel and all!
Q: What 3 words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word HOME?
A: Comfort, Healing and Cozy.
Q: If you were cast into a major motion picture and had your choice of anyone to be your co-star, who would you choose?
A: My friend who goes to school with me. Her name is Jenna Singh.
Q: If you had a full-time staff member that was fully paid for, who would you choose? Chef, Housekeeper, Driver, Coach, Physical Fitness Trainer, or Nanny?
A: Housekeeper would be good.