Morehouse College

Major: Law (with a minor in Film)
Hometown: Beverly

In his own words:

“I’ve got a lot of favorite memories from MPA. Some of the best are:

  • playing battleship in Jones Bowl with the entire class in Lower School;
  • Coach O’s Friday Free Days in gym class, where we would sing Queen’s “We Will Rock You” before playing dodgeball;
  • getting in trouble all the time with my Middle School squad (as Mrs. Kurut is well aware);
  • writing amazing stories and speeches in second grade with my favorite teacher, Mrs. Keelan;
  • learning to start being more mature as well as developing a deep passion for history from my other favorite teacher Ms. Burgess;
  • playing sports and hanging out with the soccer team a lot;
  • Project Week trips to New York City and Hawaii;
  • having great talks with my school mom, Mrs. McAlister, during open periods;
  • and being goofy around campus 24/7.”

From his teachers:

“Eli has been a pleasure to get to know through math class and my advisory group over the past two years. Eli always has a smile on his face and a story to tell. He can talk his way out of (and into) a lot of situations. He has a great sense of humor and enjoys having fun with peers and faculty members. Eli loves sports and has been a top player with the basketball, soccer, and baseball teams during his time here at MPA.

“I have enjoyed our many discussions about the world’s problems this year when we shared an open period. I will have fond memories of these conversations, his desire to understand the world around him, and his aspirations to be a part of the solution. I have no doubt that he will make a difference in the future as he has at MPA.”
— Mrs. McAlister

From his classmates:

“He’s such a great partner and wonderful lawyer in our Law and Politics class. I’m so lucky to have him as a classmate. He’s an amazing athlete. I’m sure he’ll be successful in the future.”
— Mofei (Murphy)

“Eli is kind-hearted and selfless, always willing to help in any way and naturally able to entertain a crowd. His goofy personality can bring a smile to anyone’s face. I have no doubt that he will accomplish all his goals.”
— Ximena

“The most freshest person I know.”
— Aiyana