Some of Alex's best friends are Helen, Grace, Savannah, Madeleine, Anjay, Rachel, Olivia.
Alex's favorite TV shows are Myth-busters, Planet Earth, Funniest Home Videos. His favorite TV channels are the Food and Travel Channel.
Alex's favorite sport teams are the U.S. and the Norwegian Olympic Downhill Ski Teams.
His favorite movie stars are Gene Kelly and Ginger Rogers.
Music you can catch Alex listening to is fifty's to eighties rock.
His favorite movie is That's Entertainment, Part 2, Singin' in the Rain.
Alex's favorite colors are yellow ochre, burnt sienna, lime green, and soft blue.
He enjoys reading Calvin and Hobbes comics. His favorite books include The Redwall Series by Brian Jacques, The Power of Babel by John McWhorter, Cogno, The Legend Series by Stuart Montaldo, Nelly the Monster Sitter Series by Kes Gray, Animal Farm by George Orwell, and The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling.
Alex's favorite foods include pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi, bok choy, anise seed, goat cheese, and coconut ice cream. His favorite drinks are Lychee juice and chrysanthemum tea.
Alex's favorite quote is, "It's not what you do, it's how you do it."
If Alex could go anywhere in the world he would go to Maldives, Tuvalu, and Three Gorges China.
Alex loves to draw.
He enjoys collecting stuffed microbes.
Alex is a good skier.
In ten years he sees himself a sophomore in college studying linguistics.
He either wants to be a linguist, a chemist, a geographer, a neuroscientist or a teacher when he grows up.
If he were to win the lottery he would donate all the money to charities that help improve living conditions in third world countries.
Alex wishes that at his school that they would teach chemistry, linguistics and neuroscience.
Alex's favorite subject in school is Geography.
He would like to vacation to Alaska and Hawaii.
He thinks global warming will be the biggest problem the world will face. He also thinks that the US needs to sign the Kyoto Treaty.
He thinks George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt were the best presidents and George W. Bush as the worst so far.
A world leader Alex admires is Al Gore.
Alex's family consist of a mom, dad, younger and sister.
If he could switch places with anybody it would be with someone in high school so that he could study more advanced subjects.
Alex is a member of the Davidson Young Scholars Program and attends a gifted public school program.
Alex: Don't be influenced by peer pressure. Know the truth. Things come and go, but what you need to know is ultimate reality.
Alex: (on getting homesick) Just the first few days, but I thought about how my parents would want me to keep going on. I thought about everything that was good there. I thought about all my friends. I thought about why it'd be good to keep staying.
Alex (on what he missed most from home) My parents, and washing and drying machines. That I missed a lot, because laundry strained my shirt really bad. I reused my underpants.