I’m William Hung. I am a junior at Mass Academy as of 2019 – 2020 and a senior as of 2020 – 2021. The reason why I’m here is because I enjoy math and science. I live with my mom and my dad and my sister. I am currently 16 years old. I came from Taiwan and lived in the US since 6th grade.
Coming from the nation of Taiwan, I enjoy baseball a lot. I used to play baseball back in 5th grade and I still enjoy playing catch with my father. I also enjoy watching baseball, including the MLB, NPB, and CPBL. I enjoy watching MLB the most because of the amount of talent in the players but CPBL is the one I focused on the most. My favorite team is the China Trust Brothers. In November of 2019, the WBSC Premier 12, an international competition, will be held and I hope Taiwan would win.
I also play a variety of instruments, such as the saxophone and the oboe. I first started playing the oboe in 7th grade and after 2 years, I switched to playing to saxophone in order to join marching band. I then played the saxophone for another two years. However, I still think I play my recorder better than I play either instruments. People tend to think of the recorder as a squeaky instrument that sounds awful when a bunch of 6 years old are playing it simultaneously in a classroom. However, when I was back in Taiwan, recorder tests were a thing, and I became very experienced with the recorder. It is also the most convenient instrument to pick up and play since it is very light and doesn’t need much time to assemble.
I also enjoy doing science fairs to investigate different things or construct new devices that can help people. For example, in 9th grade, my team and I built a device that will detect if the food is spoiled based on the temperature of the surrounding environment. Our inspiration of this device came from the power outage we got in October, 2017. Since we are out of power for approximately 5 or 6 days, we realized that there is not a way to detect the spoilage of food. Therefore, we built a device using Raspberry PI and a sensor to satisfy that need. We ended up moving on the the eCybermission national stage and although we didn't win, it was still a great experience.
I did my community service at Lexington Chinese School this year. It was a fun experience. I mainly helped kindergarten teachers hand out supplies and check homework. Sometimes I will roam around the classroom, teaching them how to write in Chinese. At the end of the class, I help each student clean up and pack their backpacks. I found the overall process very heartwarming, especially when I received cards from these class during Christmas. This is something I would definitely continue this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, LCS would unfortunately be online only. However, I will still be able to help students (this time online) and see their smiling faces!