I have been participating in my school’s Math Team since 5th Grade (except for 6th Grade) and have competed in Math Olympiad, MathCounts, AMC8, AMC10, MAML1, and more.
I was also involved with Science Olympiad from 7th – 10th Grade, competing in 7th, 8th, and 10th Grades and helping to coach a middle school team in 9th Grade and was part of my school’s Quiz Team from 9th-10th Grade, participating in both High School Quiz Show and National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT).
I also participated in Science Fair in 9th Grade and am doing so again currently as part of STEM 1.
At MAMS in addition to Math and Quiz Teams I have also participated in Boardgame Club (where we
played games such as Dominion and Clank!), CAD Club (where we learnt the basics of SolidWorks),
Arduinos/Creative Engineering & Design (where we learnt how to use Arduinos and had fun
taking apart old pieces of technology such as old printers and iPhones), and BioTech (where we
conducted several experiments in the field of biotech such as genetically engineering K12 bacteria
to become bioluminescint).
As part of the Mass Academy Community Service Requirement,
throughout my junior year I have completed over 50 hours of
- Over the summer prior to junior year, I joined the
Massachusetts branch of the non-profit organization The
Proximity Foundation, which focuses on increasing the
involvement of youth in medicine. As part of one of our
events we hosted two online seminars called the Basics of Biology,
consisting of a
presentation followed by a fun quiz, which taught topics in biology such as genetics,
cell structure, and human anatomy to middle schoolers. over Zoom. The events were a lot of
fun and from them I learnt how to clearly explain scientific concepts in a simple maner and
how to lead an event.
- I also volunteered several times at the EcoTarium:
Museum of Science and Nature, in Worcester. At events such
as Rocket Day and December Vacation Week, I ran stands involving
science experiments for kids, such as using carbon dioxide
to put out a candle and creating stomp rockets. From these
experiences I learnt important skills such as how to
successfully run a stand and being able to explain
scientific ideas in a simple way to children.
- Through the Rising Stars Initiative at Mass Academy, I
tutored online during the school year through Zoom at Abbey Keller Foster Charter
School in Worcester. Every week from November to April I
would tutor the same tutee for an hour, mainly in math.
Both of us greatly enjoyed this opportunity and benefited
from it. Personally, I learnt how to better explain and
teach concepts to a younger audience effectively.