Hi! My name is Amrita Thirumalai, and I am a junior at Mass Academy of Math and Science. For my first two years of high school,
I attended Worcester Academy
, where I learned a lot and met many new friends.
However, once I found my interest in computer science and the new way of logical thinking, I decided to switch schools to go deeper into the field.
This is my fifth switch in schools, and I have gained many friends and experiences from each of the schools that I attended.
Two of my favorite hobbies are dancing and singing. I have been learning Bharatanatyam and Carnatic singing, both of which are
South Indian classical styles, for the past 11 years. Growing up, at my mother’s dance school, I have always been surrounded by
music and dance, and they have played a major role in my life. They have helped me root myself in my culture and bring me happiness,
especially while practicing with my friends. In addition, I have taught students,ranging from juniors to seniors, in both arts, and in that role, I have become both the student and teacher. I have separate
pages for both dance
under the Fine Arts tab.
Apart from dance and singing, I have been a part of the robotics team since freshman year. I am excited for robotics at MAMS as this
school has far more resources and experience than did my previous school. Separately, I have also been participating in science fairs
since 6th grade. Through my projects, I have been able to research more into the subjects that I am interested in, and also attempt to
solve important problems. To find out more, you can read about my work on my science fair page.
I also enjoy painting. It is a very calming activity and I enjoy being creative. More recently, I have really enjoyed painting pottery at
PYOP (Paint Your Own Pottery)
. The environment is very relaxing, and I can spend hours painting with my friends. I painted the pot this past summer.
Some other information about me. My favorite color is blue and my favorite animal is a giant panda. During my free time, you will see me either practicing driving,
reading books, watching gymnastics or football, spending time with my friends, or chilling at home.