Renard-Spicer, his teacher, said he embodies the International Baccalaureate's mission to create "active, compassionate and lifelong learners" in a genuine and sincere way.
Alexander, who moved to Stafford last year from Germany, hopes to attend the University of Richmond next year and to study philosophy and religion. He is the youngest of three children. His brother is now on a mission trip in Thailand and his sister is a student at Virginia Commonwealth University.
He doesn't plan to hang up his knitting loom any time soon.
"I've always found joy in helping others," Alexander said. "And if one beanie can make someone happy, then it's completely worth an hour and a half of my time."
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