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County: Monongalia

High School: Morgantown High School 

GPA: 4.407

Activities and achievements: Alex earned the 2013 National AP Scholar Award for passing 11 Advanced Placement exams by the end of his junior year. His stellar academic record includes being named one of the state's four 2010 MathCounts national finalists, attending the Governor's Honors Academy and being named a 2013 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist. In addition to being in student council, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society and the culture club, Alex is an accomplished violinist. He is a member of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, the National High School Honors Orchestra and is co-concertmaster for his high school orchestra. He has accumulated more than 180 hours of community service.

Plans: Alex plans to study computer science and environmental science in college and possibly pursue a career in bioengineering.