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Brian Kong

Milton, MA

Milton Academy

Grade: Senior

Hobbies

Reading, Drawing, Web browsing, Finding new music, films, Walking around places

Clubs

Math Club, Student Newspaper, Investment Club, etc.

Experience

International Linguistics Olympiad, US Physics Team 2008 2009, NACLO, etc.

Bio

I was born in the States but mostly grew up in Korea before coming to Milton Academy, a boarding school about 10 miles south of Boston. I am a senior and this is my fourth year at Milton. At Milton, I greatly enjoyed classes as well as living together with kids in the dorm who have all become my good friends. As I graduate and move on, I know I will greatly miss this place that has been my home for the past four years.

Ever since I was young, I was interested in math and how things worked. But strangely at the time, I did not really like the science that was being taught at school. All of this changed, when I first encountered a physics textbook in 7th grade. I began to see how interconnected math and science were. I was amazed how the world could actually be described in a very orderly and mathematical language. And this also made me appreciate math and its power of abstraction. I have since been very passionate about physics and have taken some advanced courses in math and physics. I like physics that explains things I experience daily. I am also fascinated by more abstract and counterintuitive branches of physics.

Besides physics, I love to sit back, relax, and think about other things. I love to imagine and draw things. I enjoy going to websites of various architecture firms and browsing through their portfolios. I love to ask somewhat random questions then spend hours on Wikipedia in search of the answer. I like discovering new things such as new music albums and going to concerts to listen to them. I also enjoy going through old stuffs down at my school's archives, where I volunteer to help organize and categorize the material, some dating all the way back to the 18th century.

I greatly enjoyed the experience with the physics team in the past. I'd like to thank my family, friends, and teachers for making this possible. I am honored to be part of this year's team and I am looking forward to the camp this year.

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