Alexander is entering his third of five years at Northeastern University, and continues to major in civil engineering with a minor in environmental science. He's been on the Dean's list. Recently he's been in co-op, working for SEA Consultants Inc., a private civil engineering firm; his experience cemented his decision to major in civil engineering. He has tutored a deaf person in math, is vice president of the Deaf Club, and is working on multiple collegiate (e.g., Deaf Awareness Week) and community service activities (e.g., helping to design a bridge for a Boston park). He plans a career in sustainable design engineering.
He was the only deaf student in his high school, but he quickly overcame the enormous hurdles and challenges he faced. He immersed himself in a demanding college preparatory program, and by consistently doing honors-level work, he graduated fifth highest in his class. In recognition of his academic achievements, he was inducted into the Hadley Chapter of the Pro Merito Honor Society during his junior year and later became vice president of the chapter.
In addition to his studies, he played basketball and participated in many other extracurricular activities. He was a class officer in both his junior and senior years, and also active in the school's Mock Trial Team, where he had one of the highest individual scores. He volunteered his time on the Environmental Committee which is responsible for getting the school's waste paper recycled, and participated in Boys' State in Boston as a representative of his school.
His teachers describe him as mature, self-confident, diligent, responsible, polite, conscientious, and insightful. Friendly and outgoing, he helped other students both in and out of class, and was popular with classmates as well as school staff.
Alexander plans to become a civil engineer and, with the help of our generous contributors, is well on his way.