My name is Amy Wu. I’m currently a junior at the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science. Before, I went to Shrewsbury High School in my hometown of Shrewsbury, MA.
I live with my mom and dad. I also have an older sister who is currently an architect in New York City.
I’ve played the violin for 8 years. Throughout those 8 years, I've played in many orchestras including orchestras at the Rivers School Conservatory and the New England Conservatory. I’ve also been accepted to junior and senior districts before. Currently, I play in the Worcester Youth Symphony Orchestra. You can explore more information on the organization at this link: Worcester Youth Orchestras
In addition to the violin, I am trying to learn to play guitar. I also transcribe and arrange sheet music. I mainly arrange my favorite songs into violin and viola duets for me and my sister to play. Here is my arrangement of Apologize by OneRepublic:
I’ve participated in math team ever since I was in 5th grade. I’ve done many math competitions including Math Olympiad, the American Mathematics Competitions (AMC), and the Worcester County Math League (WOCOMAL). Math team has always been one of my favorite extra-curriculars. It's the best feeling in the world to solve out a long math problem. The WOCOMAL website has many math problems from past years that I like to try once and a while. You can check it out here: WOCOMAL
I enjoy playing pool and ping pong with my parents. We also play a lot of card games together. Our favorite game to play is bridge when my sister comes to visit. Bridge is a card game that involves a lot more thinking and strategy and it's a lot of fun.
I love traveling. Some of the highlights of my travels are going to Disney with my friends and family, going on tour to the Czech Republic with my orchestra, and going to San Francisco. San Francisco was my favorite city to visit so far. I loved seeing the Golden Gate Bridge, and traveling to all the piers. Out of everything, the sea lions were the best part of the city.
I go to church every Sunday at the Christian Gospel Church of Worcester. Through church, I do a lot of volunteering. One of the main programs we do is WorkcampNE, a Christian summer program in New Hampshire where teens are split into crews and go do house repairs for people in need.
I’ve been to WorkcampNE for 3 years. My first year, I helped build a ramp and boardwalk for someone in a wheelchair. My second year, I helped paint a house for a man who was blind and couldn’t do it himself. My third year, we had to stay local because of the current world pandemic. Following state guidelines, we were able to paint houses in nearby towns.
Through the program, I’ve been able to learn more about painting/woodwork and help people in need. WorkcampNE is an amazing experience and I would strongly recommend it. You can learn more about them on their website: WorkcampNE