Alex Barnes

Winters Mill High School
Westminster, MD

The quarterback who gives back

Alex Barnes lost his mom to colon cancer when he was in the 7th grade. He keeps her memory alive by doing his best to always abide by her simple motto: Treat others as you would like to be treated.

A three-sport athlete, Alex keeps this mantra in mind every time he steps onto the football field, basketball court, or baseball diamond. He has been the starting quarterback for the Winters Mill Falcons since his sophomore year. And even while he’s working hard to set school records—he holds three in football and two in baseball—he’s mindful of the teammates around him, always striving to bring out the best in others and to succeed as a team.

When Alex isn’t studying or playing sports or music—he’s a member of both the Advanced Percussion Ensemble and the Wind Ensemble—he volunteers his time to serve his fellow students and community in various ways. He is especially committed to serving those who have served our country, and he is a member of his school’s Veteran’s Day Assembly Board. He helps organize the annual breakfast and presentation that the school puts on to honor local veterans, and he has been a speaker at the heavily-attended event year since he was a freshman. For Alex, it all maps back to the lessons he learned from his mother: “You may not know someone’s circumstances or their thoughts or feelings. But what you do know is how you’d want to be treated.”




  • Captain
  • Varsity Letter Winner
  • All-County
  • Three School Records Holder
  • WTTR Athlete of the Week
  • Basketball

    • Captain
    • Varsity Letter Winner


    • Captain
    • Varsity Letter Winner
    • All-Conference
    • All-County
    • Two School Records Holder


Academic Honors & Awards

  • Five-time Dr. Ben Carson Scholarship Award Winner
  • National Honor Society
  • Honor Roll



School & Community Involvement

  • Student Body President
  • Veteran’s Day Assembly Board President
  • Advanced Percussion Ensemble
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Tri-M Music Honor Society
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Gina’s Warriors Foundation
  • Westminster Area Lacrosse
  • Blue Valor Foundation





“Success isn’t measured by personal accolades, but by an individual’s impact on those around them. That’s what drives me.”

~ Alex Barnes ~