Alexa Rind is in Washington, DC this week for the Schusterman Advocacy Institute High School Summit. The Huntington High School junior is among 400 students from across the country chosen to participate in the gathering, which seeks to educate those involved on US-Israel relations and help them become more politically involved, including citizen lobbying of Congress.
The summit in Washington, DC is sponsored by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a bipartisan organization of US citizens “committed solely to strengthening, protecting and promoting the US-Israel relationship in ways that enhance the security of the United States and Israel,” according to the group.
Ms. Rind is one of the top students in Huntington’s Class of 2021. She is always striving to grow intellectually and in every other way. Last summer was no different as the teenager used her two month vacation for some unique experiences.
“I went on a trip with 39 other teens to Prague and Poland where we toured and visited the concentration camps, which was very meaningful,” Ms. Rind said. “Then we went to Israel for about a month and traveled all around the country. I was able to see my family there, which was really amazing and I made so many new friends.”
Already a member of three different academic honor societies, Ms. Rind will be a candidate for induction into Huntington’s National Honor Society, Math Honor Society and Social Studies Honor Society chapters during the current school year.
A member of the Huntington Highsteppers’ competitive dance team, Ms. Rind is on the varsity crew team and she’s a Key Club officer. She volunteers with the high school’s Habitat for Humanity chapter and participates in the student government. She’s in the Debate Club, too.
The junior’s academic schedule includes classes in Advanced Placement US History, AP Biology, AP English Language and Composition, AP Spanish, Pre-Calculus Honors, Advanced Photography, Senior Band and Project Adventure.
“I honestly have no idea what I want to do in the future, but I’m excited to find out,” Ms. Rind said.