Alexander Adler, Greenville, North Carolina
The Oakwood School, 2018
Alexander is the founder and director of the nonprofit organization, Chickens for Children, which “aims to promote and teach environmental awareness, a sense of responsibility, and sustainable living to young children and the community.” Children are informed of “the benefits of owning the ultimate productive pet—a chicken.” Alexander created the organization’s website, established its nonprofit status, and worked with local businesses for funding and supplies. Alexander is a public speaker aiming to educate students about both the companionship of a pet and environmental sustainability. In addition to producing eggs, chickens also eliminate bugs and pests that would typically require pesticides. Alexander is a member of the varsity soccer and tennis teams, Mu Alpha Theta, and the Spanish Honor Society. He is also a certified scuba diver.