Alex the Polymath has had an intense interest in many topics of study that were peculiar as compared to his same-aged peers. In third grade, Alex decided he wanted to be homeschooled to pursue the many subjects that he feels strongly compelled to study: history, mathematics, geography, physics, and chemistry. He is also very motivated to study his favorite topics outside of formal instruction, just like some of his favorite historical polymaths: Leonardo Da Vinci, Galileo Galilei, and Marie Curie. For example, Alex participated in the US Geography Olympiad Nationals and the Youth Cross Country Nationals. Most recently he won first place in a local knowledge fair based on his presentation of the Rare Earth Metals of the Periodic Table.
Alex was identified as a Davidson Young Scholar and achieved High Honors through Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. He is also a competent pianist, an advanced skier, an avid reader of classical literature, a lover of travel, and an intermediate expert in all things related to the Marvel Universe. At Athena’s Advanced Academy, Alex hopes to spread his enthusiasm for learning. He wants others to feel the same excitement he feels when learning new things and wants to encourage his students to make connections between multiple subject areas in a hope to contribute to the advancement of knowledge.