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Meet Salutatorian Alex Mazer

Meet Salutatorian Alex Mazer

 

            Congratulations to Manhasset High School senior Alex Mazer for being named Class of 2018 salutatorian.

            Alex will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as part of the Morehead-Cain Scholarship program, majoring in business with a focus on sports management. He is an AP Scholar with Distinction, National Merit Commended student and PSAT Commended Scholar. Alex is also president of the National Honor Society as well as being a member of the English, History, Math, Science and Spanish honor societies.

            Service is a word synonymous with Alex. As NHS president he initiated a Teacher-in-a-Turkey-Costume Thanksgiving food drive to benefit Island Harvest and the INN, has sold T-shirts for breast cancer awareness and has taken the lead on numerous NHS efforts. He has also raised funds for the Don Scott Memorial Foundation, spreading awareness about colon cancer. In fact, he is the recipient of the prestigious Presidential Volunteer Service Gold Award.

            While Alex’s interest in sports is an integral driver of his postsecondary studies, he has already parlayed it into a rewarding side gig as a sports journalist. Alex has served as editor-in chief of the school newspaper; however, he has also been an editorial contributor to multiple sports media outlets such as FanSided, which is owned by Time magazine and features partnerships with Sports Illustrated, Bleacher Report and FOX Sports. He’s also covered Stanford University Sports and founded the Brooklyn Nets fan page, Brooklyn Brigade, on Instagram.

            Additional leadership roles for Alex include captaining the Manhasset High School track team, as well as the Mock Trial team. He’s also vice president of the school’s Feminism Club and was a member of the National Economics Challenge Team, which was a state finalist this year.

            “At Manhasset, we are blessed as students to be able to go school and genuinely enjoy each and every day, while the dedicated teachers and faculty work tirelessly behind the scenes to prepare us to tackle any challenge we seek to take on in the future,” Alex said. “We’re allowed to be ourselves and our differences are encouraged. I am certain that I would not have grown to be the person I am today without the influence of every single individual I have been fortunate enough to meet over my time at Manhasset.”