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No Picture Available   Rui Hu
Charter School of Wilmington Delaware, Wilmington, DE

Computer games, ping pong, soccer, music, basketball, badminton

Math Club, A Cappella Club, Band, Science Olympiad Team

Math League, Math League Press, State/National MathCounts, State/National Science Olympiad, AMC, AIME, High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM), Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TEAMS

I have always preferred math the sciences over the arts ever since I was very young (which is why I currently attend a math and science focused high school rather than the School of the Arts right next door). My first introduction to physics was during my freshman year, which was not very long ago. The course itself contained very little material, but what intrigued me the most was learning why and how things worked in my environment. That summer, I took a college physics course at the University of Delaware and strengthened my knowledge as well as my interest for physics. Of course one would not normally find me doing physics problems in order to reach personal nirvana, but every time I do work on physics, I always find it more enjoyable than any other area of science. I first learned about this AMC equivalent contest in physics through a friend of mine last summer and decided to give it a try. Luckily, my AP Physics teacher registers and prepares everyone for the examination. I was among one of the six people from my school to make it past the preliminaries. The semi final exam for the US Physics team, I must say, was the hardest test I have ever taken. I did not expect to make the next round after that test, so you could imagine how shocked I was when I found out that I made the team. Other than physics Olympiad, I also participate in Math League, Science Olympiad, and TEAMS Engineering Competition and have won various awards for each. Outside of school, I devote most of my time to the abundance of homework my teachers kindly present to me everyday. When I am not doing homework, you can sometimes find me on the computer chatting or playing games with my friends. Since I go to a high school thirty miles away from my house, the internet has become the only way for me to stay in touch with my friends. I also enjoy playing soccer, but the lack of practice has caused me to fall behind all of my peers. But nonetheless, I play indoor soccer at the YMCA whenever my schedule permits. I want to thank my parents for all of the help they gave me for getting this far. I would also like to thank Mr. Stover for teaching me almost every advanced topic in physics I know up to this point. I really look forward to coming to this camp and meeting you all.