With a long-standing motto of putting others before himself, Ezra has shown how helping others can be the most rewarding work of all.
Instilling the value of service
“To achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, one of the requirements was to complete a service project for the community. My Eagle Scout Project was installing basketball nets that were taken out the year before at my K-12 grade school. After fundraising over $3,000 throughout my final year at St. Edith, the basketball nets were installed in the back parking lot. When I visited a year later, I was happy to see students using the basketball nets before, during, and after the school day.
“One positive impact that I had not foreseen was that the senior citizens at the retirement home behind the school also were using the basketball nets. I heard from my Eighth Grade teacher that the retirement home actually has an informal league now and that they play some pickup games in the afternoons. This was one of the most impactful and rewarding experiences of my life. I feel that my Eagle Scout project was yet another factor that has instilled the value of service in me, and why I am so focused on community improvement and civic engagement today.”
As president of student government
“Student Government has been a great opportunity for me to learn how I can better serve the student body. One experience that comes to mind from my time in Student Government is when I served on the task force for rewriting our Governing Documents (The Statutes). I helped chip down the Statutes from 90+ pages to 27 in total. On this task force, I worked with others to make Student Government more accessible to the student body through its rules, policies, and procedures.”
On being a difference maker
“I was recognized as an Emerging Leader in 2021 and now a Dearborn Difference Maker in 2022. I am proud not because I received a new fancy title, but rather because this serves as proof that I am succeeding in my personal mission to make our world a better place, one day at a time. I am most proud of being elected Student Government President this past April. Knowing that the student body trusts me to advocate for their wants and needs is a true honor, and I look forward to making Student Government more accessible to the student body and making us more receptive to the concerns of students, faculty, and staff. I am thrilled to further my work in the realm of student advocacy.”