You found my website! Welcome! My name is Rithika Senthilkumar and I currently attend the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science. I previously attended Shepherd Hill Regional High School in Dudley, Massachusetts. I came to Mass Academy because it is an academics oriented school that focuses on STEM subjects in specific. It also offers the opportunity to conduct your own STEM research project. Mass Academy is for anyone who wants to be challenged and wants to focus on Math and Science subjects. Keep reading to learn more about me and my classes!
I was born in Chennai, India and moved to the United States when I was around twelve years old. I initially lived in and attended school in Warminster, Pennsylvania. In the middle of my freshman year in high school, I moved to Dudley, Massachusetts, and have lived here ever since. I speak Tamil fluently, can understand Hindi, and my Spanish is a work in progress. I have a sister who is ten years old. This is a picture of us from our vacation to Acadia National Park, Maine. Many people don’t enjoy flying in an airplane, but it is my favorite part about traveling anywhere.
Live abroad for at least 6 months
Meet a President
Fly in a hot air balloon
Learn sign language
Hobbies and Extracurriculars
Apart from school work, I really enjoy reading; some of my favorite novels have to be To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak, and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I used to play basketball, but I also enjoy watching cricket and soccer. I participated in the Brain Bee competition held by UMass Medical School; the competition involves studying about the brain, its different parts and functions, the neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases, the treatment methods used by doctors, and the ongoing research in the area.
At Mass Academy, I have participated in the Biotech extracurricular, Math Team, and Model UN. In Biotech, we learnt about handling scientific equipment, and using technology to collect data and analyze results. In Model UN, we debated current and controversial topics, such as the use of unmanned aerial vehicles and have had some very interesting discussions about complicated issues facing the world. The following picture is from our Model UN conference at Saint John's High School.
I volunteered at Harrington Hospital in Webster, MA. I was responsible for welcoming patients and escorting them to the different services in the hospital, such as radiology, surgery, and the transitive care unit. I also wheeled elderly patients to their destinations. I received a great deal of experience with patient care and interaction with this experience. I also plan on volunteering at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester, MA in the future.
If you are thinking about applying to Mass Academy, or have any questions about it, please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.