Hi! I’m Alex, and I’m a junior at Mass Academy. I was born in Tampa, but I moved to Shrewsbury when I was around 2. I attended Shrewsbury Public Schools up through tenth grade. I’m currently 17 years old, and I have a younger sister who’s 9. I enjoy spending time with my family, especially traveling and playing board games. In the winter, I also enjoy skiing (picture on right) with my family. I have a pretty unusual ethnic background, as my father is Japanese while my mother is Eastern European (Moldovan and Russian). If I had to choose, I would prefer Japanese food, but Russian food is much more filling. I enjoy participating in both cultures, even though they are very different. I visited all three countries, and they were unique and beautiful in their own ways (picture of Moldova bottom left, Japan bottom right).