Alexander Christian Lucas, a senior at Brother Martin High School, is very passionate about his volunteerism within his community.
Cisco Gonzales, a Brother Martin alumnus and Louisiana Students for Life President, inspires Lucas to give more to the community. Gonzales was a student leader at Brother Martin’s pro-life club, Crusaders for Life, and the two met in April at Camp Joshua, a pro-life education camp. Gonzales inspired Lucas to become more involved with the pro-life movement at Brother Martin and within the community. Since meeting Gonzales, Lucas has participated in NOLA Needs Peace Coalition rally and the Women’s New Life Center Born to Run race.
“It is important to be involved in your community because it encourages others to get involved also,” says Lucas. “Community involvement is the key to creating and nurturing a close-knit, supportive community.”
Lucas is very involved with the pro-life movement and was even involved with planning the Student Day of Prayer outside of an abortion clinic. Throughout the day, students from 11 Catholic high schools and a dozen churches came together to peacefully pray for all involved.
“Some people can barely survive, lacking a home, food or a steady source of income. I, on the other hand, have all of those things, possessing many opportunities that others don’t have. It gives me an idea of the hardships others endure, lacking things that I take for granted,” says Lucas.
Throughout his activism, Lucas has gained a sense of the value of a human life and believes human life is priceless. He is also involved with Student Ambassadors, National Honor Society, Excalibur, the Dionysians (drama), Chorus, Key Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Quiz Bowl and Crusaders for Life. In his community, he’s involved with St. Rita Parish and their CYO, participates in community theater and sings in the New Orleans Children’s Chorus.
Lucas spends his free time researching ancestors, contacting distant cousins and locating antique family photos dating to the mid-1800s. He has an entire closet dedicated to his family’s lineage and even planned a large family reunion this past July at Oak Alley Plantation. Lucas enjoys learning about history. Even though he’s unsure exactly what he wants to do for his profession, he would love to do something involving singing or history and has a true passion to work at Disney.