Graduation date: May 25
We understand you have a passion for community service. Tell us about that.
Alexander: My grandmother first introduced me to community service at her church. I was around 7 or 8 when I helped my Nana take communion to people that couldn’t come to church because they were in nursing homes or in the hospital. From then on I’ve tried to make it a part of my life. I think it’s easy to get involved and it can be really fun.
What kinds of organizations and/or service projects are you involved with?
Alexander: I’ve volunteered with the Salvation Army soup kitchen as a community service project with my volleyball team. I was a mentor with Hope Worldwide, an organization that provides mentors to children in an after-school program. Most recently I’ve been a part of my school’s Harry Potter Club’s Patronus project. Club members visit with veterans at the VA nursing home and talk with them about their favorite memories.
Any one project stand out as one you’re particularly proud of?
Alexander: Not particularly. I’m happy to be involved in all the projects I’ve been a part of.
Tell us about your plans after high school.
Alexander: I’m attending Yale in the fall and hope to pursue a degree in economics. After that, maybe law school.
What song sums up your high school years?
Alexander: “Heavy Light” by Dr. Dog, because it always puts me in a good mood.
If you could only keep one object from high school for a box of treasured possessions, what would it be?
Alexander: My lucky pencil case because it’s lucky.
What’s the biggest life lesson you learned from a teacher?
Alexander: AP physics is the hardest class I’ve taken so far, and my teacher definitely taught me the value of hard work and mental toughness.