The first thing I need to say is that this is a very disappointing photo of Ali. I mean, he looks okay. A little sleepy. Not very "into" it. But you should see this guy's grad photos. There are some black and white ones of him and Omar and friends which look like a bunch of fashion models at work.
Ali has a lot more going for him than good looks alone, however. I remember in grade 8 I thought "this guy is a very capable student". By grade 10, I was like, "Wow! Ali is so strong at Math now". Grade 12? One of the best Math students in the school. Talk about impressive growth!
I believe Ali is now at the University of Toronto - one of the highest rated schools in Canada. What's he studying? Kinesiology. Wouldn't be surprised if he will be Dr. Akhavan one day.
Good luck to you, Ali. I hope you will continue to excel in all your classes (I am sure that you will). Have fun and brace for a cold winter!!