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Alexander Zaghloul


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Since the age of thirteen, I've been captivated by the art of filmmaking, pouring my heart and soul into crafting compelling narratives that resonate with audiences. Over the years, my dedication and talent have been recognized with accolades and awards, including recognition in prestigious film festivals. However, my journey extends far beyond the silver screen. In addition to my creative pursuits, I am deeply committed to academic excellence, maintaining a remarkable 4.33 GPA while pursuing a deep understanding of psychology. This passion for psychology stems from a desire to comprehend the complexities of the human mind and to advocate for mental health awareness and support. My personal journey has been marked by adversity, including my mother's courageous battle with cancer, my father's unexpected job loss, and the tragic loss of my best friend to suicide. Despite these challenges, I have emerged with a profound sense of resilience and a determination to use my experiences to inspire others and effect positive change in the world. As I stand at this pivotal juncture in my life, I am filled with a sense of purpose and excitement for the future. Armed with my camera, my intellect, and my unwavering belief in the power of storytelling, I am ready to embark on the next chapter of my journey—a journey where every moment is a story waiting to be told, and every dream is a reality waiting to unfold.


Victor J Andrew High School

High School
2019 - 2023


  • Desired degree level:

    Master's degree program

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Psychology, General
    • Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology
    • Neurobiology and Neurosciences
    • Engineering, Other
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Mental Health Care

    • Dream career goals:


    • Retail and Customer Service

      2023 – 2023



    Junior Varsity
    2022 – Present2 years


    2023 – Present1 year


    • I won the championship at The 2023 Chicago Golf Club Tournament


    2017 – 20225 years


    • MVP
    • Home Run Derby Winner


    • Behavioral Sciences

      Research Assistant — The Role of Sleep Quality in Cognitive Functioning and Academic Performance among Adolescents
      2023 – Present
    • Psychology, General

      MindWell Research Institute — Research Assistant
      2023 – Present


    • Myself

      Pray, Nobody
      2015 – Present
    • Myself

      Applicant 101 (Short Film), The Summer of '88 (Feature Film), FELIX (Short Film), ESCAPE (Short Film), Loser (Short Film), Paris Hunter (Feature Film)
      2021 – Present

      Applicant 101 (Short Film) , The Summer of '88 (Feature Film)
      2022 – Present

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Wellness for Youth Foundation — Mental Health Outreach Volunteer
      2023 – Present
    • Volunteering

      Cancer Hope Foundation — Volunteer Coordinator
      2022 – Present

    Future Interests





    Nintendo Super Fan Scholarship
    Super Mario Party stands as a beacon of nostalgia and camaraderie, drawing friends and family together in joyous celebration. Its vibrant colors and whimsical characters beckon players into a world where competition is tempered by laughter, and every twist and turn is met with shared delight. One particular day, bathed in the golden glow of the sun's embrace, my best friend and I found solace in the comforting familiarity of our beloved game. It was a day filled with the promise of laughter, a respite from the trials and tribulations of life. As we settled into our seats, controllers in hand, the world outside seemed to fade away, replaced by the enchanting melodies of Mario's universe. Our journey through Super Mario Party was not just a quest for victory but a tapestry of shared experiences, woven with threads of laughter, camaraderie, and unspoken understanding. With each roll of the dice and every minigame challenge, we reveled in the thrill of competition, our spirits lifted by the infectious joy of the game. But beneath the surface of our lighthearted banter lay a deeper connection—a bond forged through countless hours of gaming, laughter, and shared memories. As we navigated the twists and turns of the game board, we found solace in each other's company, a refuge from the storms that raged outside our door. Little did we know that this day, this fleeting moment of bliss, would be our last together. In the hazy warmth of the afternoon sun, we laughed, we competed, and we shared in the simple joy of friendship, unaware of the tragedy that loomed on the horizon. As I look back on that day, I am filled with a profound sense of gratitude—for the memories we shared, for the laughter that echoed through the room, and for the enduring bond that transcended time and space. Super Mario Party will forever hold a place in my heart, not just as a game but as a cherished reminder of the precious moments we shared and the friend I will always hold dear.
    Once Upon a #BookTok Scholarship
    My ideal bookshelf inspired by #BookTok recommendations would be an electrifying journey through worlds both familiar and fantastical, brimming with adventure, suspense, and unbridled imagination. At its core are several essential titles that have set the #BookTok community ablaze with excitement, captivating readers with their thrilling narratives and immersive storytelling. First and foremost is "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline, a pulse-pounding adventure set in a dystopian future where virtual reality has become humanity's escape from a bleak reality. Cline's masterful blend of 80s nostalgia, high-stakes gaming, and breathtaking action has made "Ready Player One" a beloved favorite among #BookTok enthusiasts, inspiring countless discussions and earning a dedicated following. Another must-have addition to the shelf is "The Hunger Games" trilogy by Suzanne Collins, a gripping saga of survival, rebellion, and resilience set in a dystopian world where teenagers are forced to fight to the death in a televised spectacle. Collins' compelling characters, heart-stopping action, and thought-provoking social commentary have resonated deeply with readers on #BookTok, sparking fervent debates and fueling anticipation for the upcoming prequel, "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes." No #BookTok-inspired bookshelf would be complete without the inclusion of "Six of Crows" by Leigh Bardugo, a thrilling heist adventure set in the gritty streets of a fantastical world filled with magic, intrigue, and danger. Bardugo's intricate plot, richly drawn characters, and exhilarating twists and turns have enchanted readers, catapulting "Six of Crows" to the top of bestseller lists and inspiring a passionate fanbase. Additionally, "Red Rising" by Pierce Brown has emerged as a breakout sensation on #BookTok, transporting readers to a future where humanity has colonized the solar system and a young man embarks on a quest for vengeance and revolution. Brown's epic world-building, gripping action sequences, and morally complex characters have captivated readers, earning "Red Rising" a dedicated following and widespread acclaim. Lastly, "A Darker Shade of Magic" by V.E. Schwab has enchanted readers with its spellbinding blend of magic, adventure, and intrigue, transporting them to a world where multiple parallel Londons exist side by side. Schwab's evocative prose, dynamic characters, and inventive premise have made "A Darker Shade of Magic" a beloved favorite among #BookTok enthusiasts, sparking endless speculation and anticipation for the next installment in the series. Together, these thrilling titles form the cornerstone of my #BookTok-inspired bookshelf, a treasure trove of adventure and excitement that promises to transport readers to worlds beyond their wildest imagination.
    Ethel Hayes Destigmatization of Mental Health Scholarship
    In the intricate tapestry of existence, mental health has emerged as both a shadow and a guiding light, weaving its delicate threads through the fabric of my life with a grace that is both profound and exquisite. It has whispered secrets of resilience and vulnerability into the very depths of my soul, painting the canvas of my experiences with hues of courage, compassion, and profound understanding. At the heart of my personal odyssey lies a journey marked by the tender tendrils of sorrow and loss, yet also illuminated by the radiant flames of resilience and hope. Through the haunting echoes of my best friend's departure from this world and the fierce battle my mother waged against cancer, I have found myself enveloped in a symphony of emotions—grief, despair, and yet, amidst the darkness, a flicker of unwavering resolve. In the realm of my aspirations, mental health has emerged as both a beacon and a calling—a clarion call to wield the transformative power of storytelling as a force for healing and redemption. With each frame captured by my lens, I seek to weave narratives of empathy and understanding, casting aside the shadows of stigma to reveal the luminous truths that lie beneath. Within the sacred sanctuary of my relationships, mental health has bestowed upon me the precious gift of authenticity—a gift that transcends the boundaries of words and reaches deep into the recesses of the human heart. In the embrace of my loved ones, I find solace and strength, knowing that I am held in a tapestry of unconditional love and unwavering support. As I dance amidst the swirling currents of life, I am reminded of the profound beauty that emerges from the depths of adversity—a beauty that transcends the limitations of the human experience and speaks to the resilience of the human spirit. In the gentle whispers of the wind and the shimmering light of the stars above, I find solace and inspiration—a reminder that even in the darkest of nights, there exists a beauty that is both timeless and eternal. Each step of my journey is imbued with meaning and purpose, each moment a testament to the extraordinary resilience of the human spirit. And as I continue to navigate the winding paths of life, I do so with a heart filled with gratitude and a soul ablaze with the infinite possibilities that lie ahead. For in the tapestry of existence, every thread, every stitch, tells a story—a story of hope, of courage, and of the enduring beauty of the human experience.