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Team Photo   Sherry Gong
Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH

My hobbies include reading (anything I can, whenever I have time), memorizing poems, Chung Do Kwan (which I started this year and will not be able to continue)

At school I participate in Physics Club, and will be captain of the Math Club next year.

International Math Olympiad (seventh grade; bronze medal in eighth grade (2003); silver medal in ninth and tenth grade (2004, 2005)); USA IMO team 2005, USA Math Olympiad (honorable mention in 2003, participated in 2004, winners in 2005 and 2006,), Olimpiada Iberoamericana de Matemáticas (For Spain, Portugal and Latin America) (2003, gold medal), Math Olympiads of Central America (silver medals in both sixth grade (2001) and seventh grade (2002)), National Geography Bee in seventh grade (2002) island championship and twelfth place nationally

I was born in Long Island, NY in July, 1989 and moved to Canada when I was two. When I was six, I moved to Chicago, and then to Puerto Rico, where I currently reside (although I go to a boarding school in New Hampshire). In the area of competitions, I took the IMO on the Puerto Rican team three times and on the US team once. I also attended the US Math Olympiad Program (MOP) in 2003, 2004, and 2005. In middle school, I participated in National Geography Bee. I would like to thank Mr. Henner, Mr. Zhang, Mr. Saltman, Ms. Waterman, Mr. DiCarlo, Dong Fang Hu, as well as my parents and classmates for their support and for helping me get this far in physics. My favorite color is blue, I preferred pink in elementary school and purple in middle school. I like walking on mountainous areas, especially in tropical rain forests. Some of my favorite books are Lord of the Rings, Othello (which I find to be the best Shakespeare play by far), The Unvanquished (Faulkner), and Ender's Game. In middle school I actually believed in Tolkien’s tales of Middle Earth (which isn't to say that I don't anymore). Some of my favorite poems are Fire and Ice, The Raven and Annabel Lee and everything else written by Poe, Namarie (Galadriel's Lament), and the 15th poem of “Veinte Poemas de Amor y una Cancion Desesperada”. I took Go Ju Ryu for about half a year before I started attending Exeter. At MOP 2004 the girls were on the eleventh floor and I used the elevator a total of twice (once on the first day, once on the last). I learned how to knit three times. Unfortunately, I also forgot how to do it three times.