Name: Alex Maliwat
High school: Blue Springs High School
Class rank: 6
Academic honors: National Honor Society, Bo Hotmer Scholarship, Missouri Scholars Academy, MSHSAA Academic All-State in soccer.
Major extracurricular activities: Varsity soccer, Technology Student Association, Wildcat Coders.
Who was your most inspirational teacher and why?
Michael Palermo, a teacher and coach who has taught me how to remain strong in the face of adversity and supported me when I didn't support myself.
What college are you attending and why did you pick that school?
Illinois Institute of Technology; it is a private research school that will allow me to achieve a master’s degree in five years or less. It is also based in Chicago.
What are your plans after college?
Work on circuit architecture or the internet of things for a tech conglomerate.