A Latin scholar and Eagle Scout, senior Alex Almaguer, Loveland, has been named a semifinalist in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Corporation Program. Alex was also recognized by the National Hispanic Recognition Program.
Throughout his years as a student at The Summit Country Day School, Alex has developed into an outstanding student. He has challenged himself with a rigorous curriculum and has maintained a high level of success.
In addition to his academic excellence, Alex pursues many extracurricular activities, including being an active member of the Boy Scouts.
Over a period of many months, Alex worked to bring his Eagle Scout project to completion. After weighing his project options, he selected planting a food forest of 20 trees in Loveland.
He wrote the grant, measured the field, created a to-scale model of the field, researched the trees and their requirements for growth, ordered the trees, gathered supplies and mapped the planting. He also recruited volunteers, managed the two days of planting and completed the appropriate follow-up work after the project was completed.
In 2017, Alex was a member of The Summit’s Latin team that won a state championship at the Ohio’s Junior Classical League (OJCL) Convention. The team took first place in overall points and overall per capita points. Individually, he earned first place in the multimedia competition, the second year in a row.
The Summit has a proud tradition at the OJCL Convention. The school’s delegation of students won another state crown in 2018.
Alex is also a member of the football team.
He likes to have fun with friends, too. Lauded for his problem-solving ability, Alex is definitely someone to bring along when going to an escape room.
Alex is one of 13 students at The Summit who have received recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. As a whole, they represent 12 percent of this year’s graduating class.