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Ante Qu

Princeton Junction, NJ

West Windsor - Plainsboro High School South

Grade: Junior

Hobbies

Computer games, Starcraft, computer programming, having fun

Clubs

Science Olympiad, science bowl, math club, chess club, Christian club, Orchestra, Cross Country

Experience

USA Math Olympiad, Princeton Math Competition, HMMT, Moody's, USACO gold division, USABO, Science Olympiad, Science Bowl, and US Physics Team

Bio

I am Ante.

I was first interested in physics in 7th grade when I got one of those Chinese toys with plastic balls that collide into each other (similar to newton's cradle, but plastic and spins around) and tried to apply what I learned in science to explain why one ball stopped moving when another started. It took me almost two years before I finally understood it, and then my comprehension of physics grew after that. My physics teacher, Mr. Field, introduced me to this competition in my freshman year, and I've taken it every year since. This year I started solidly learning physics in the classroom, and that gave me the understanding needed to make this camp.

I'm someone who asks a lot of questions. Ever since I was young I've asked interesting questions like "Why am I specifically me?" to which I have not exactly been able to answer. It wasn't until I was 12 years old that I started believing in God and trusting in Him. I realized only someone like God could change my heart and mindset so drastically and rapidly, and I became a Christian soon after.

Becoming a Christian doesn't directly answer, reduce, or change my questions, but it provided me with a mindset in which everything became clearer. I believe everything has a purpose, and there is a plan. Best of all, I have a sense of security that answers exist to every question.

Although I have significant amounts of free time, I admit that I don't spend it very productively. I spend a good amount of free time playing online text-based games, and sometimes I play starcraft when I feel like it. I also spend a lot of time working on science olympiad. Free time is also time that I'm willing to spend with anyone else who is free, because my friends are awesome.

I like it when I make things work. I also like things in big quantities. When solving a problem I try a large quantity of ideas. When choosing food I pick the choice with the larger quantity.

I really look forward to spending time with people who like physics as much as I do.

I just ran out of stuff to talk about, but if you have questions you can just ask me.

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