Alexander Karev, 11

“I’d say the first important decision that I made that had an impact on me was when I decided to volunteer at the hospital. I’ve seen the absolute worst days of people’s lives there, and seeing how the doctors and staff helped them get through it all instilled within me a true passion to help people.

“[Another important decision was] getting involved with the Sycamore tennis program. Being able to be a part of something greater than yourself has been truly humbling and making friendships with so many new people that will last way past high school are just a few of the great things I’ve taken away from Sycamore tennis.”