I remember taking chemistry with Eitan, freshman year. I was one of the many German exchange students at Rindge in that year. Eitan and I kicked it off right away. We would help each other out during tests and quizzes (although it was more like him helping me) and occasionally had lunch together. I believe it was lunch B. I remember giving him the nickname BOSS in a thick Russian accent, because he once told me he had some Russian in him and we both thought that nickname was humorous. I left sophomore year back to Germany for sophomore year. However, when I returned to Rindge in junior year, Eitan and I quickly reconnected. And although he was preoccupied with college applications and extra curriculums, we still found time to talk to each other.
And that was the last time we really talked. Revisiting these memories bring a smile upon my face, because Eitan was not just a bright friend of mine. But he was also a team player who had the tendency to put other people's needs in front of his and genuinely wants harmony around him instead of wanting harmony just for himself. Something that is really hard to find in people these days. I wish I got to know him better. (I apologize for my English might still be a bit rusty.)