Derek Wu - Chinese Association of Greater Detroit

Report
Welcome to
Chinese Association of Greater Detroit
College Forum
August 6, 2011
Madonna University, Livonia, Michigan
Agenda
Opening Remarks & Introduction of Speakers (Mr. Yunqiang Li 李云强)
Student Presentations:
• Blaire Chennault: Tips for Applying to Colleges and Scholarships
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Meng Meng Jie (揭萌萌): Balancing Your Life, Your Studies, and Your
Sleep, plus FAQ on the Common Application
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Kenneth Qin (覃志凯): Romancing the reader
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Derek Wu (吴简宓): Competition Opportunities for High Schoolers
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Allen Yuan (袁浩伦) : What To Do In High School
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Bofeng Zhang (张博峰): Looking Back on High School
Panel Discussion, Questions and Answers
Certificates to Speakers (Mr. Nian Xiao 肖年)
Opening Remarks and
Introduction of Panelists
By Mr. Yunqiang Li
(CAGD Vice President)
Distinguished
Panelist
Miss Blaire
Chennault
Detroit Country Day
School High School
Emory University
Distinguished
Panelist
Miss Meng Meng Jie
揭萌萌
Novi High School
University of
Michigan
Distinguished
Panelist
Mr. Kenneth Qin
覃志凯
Saline High School
Stanford
University
Distinguished
Panelist
Mr. Derek Wu
吴简宓
Huron High School
Massachusetts
Institute of
Technology
Distinguished
Panelist
Mr. Allen Yuan
袁浩伦
Detroit Country Day
School
Harvard
University
Distinguished
Panelist
Mr. Bofeng Zhang
张博峰
Northville High
School
Johns Hopkins
University
Panel Presentations
(Please hold your questions after all presentations)
Distinguished
Panelist
Blaire Chennault
Detroit Country Day
School High School
Emory University
Tips for
Applying to
Colleges and
Scholarships
Blaire Chennault
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3.8 GPA
2350 SAT
International Baccalaureate Diploma
National Merit Finalist
National Achievement Finalist
member of the Cum Laude Society
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field hockey Varsity letter ,Academic All-Star
Model United Nations
Destination Imagination, team Global Finals in Tennessee
community service and college class in the summers
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accepted to all schools applied, including Michigan,
Vanderbilt, and Yale
to attend Emory University on a merit scholarship
and plans to study marketing
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Distinguished
Panelist
揭萌萌
Balancing Your Life,
Your Studies, and
Your Sleep, plus
FAQ on the
Novi High School
Common
Miss Meng Meng
Jie
University of
Michigan
Application
Meng Meng Jie
GPA: 4.0 SAT 2290; SAT Subject 800 (Math II) & 800 (Chemistry); ACT 34 , 9 AP’s taken
Novi News Top Ten All-Area Academic Team (2011)
US Congressional Youth Assistance Award (2010)
National AP Scholar, National Merit Finalist (2011)
Michigan Math Prize Competition Finalist
2011 All-State Girls’ Tennis Finalist for 4th Doubles
Michigan Youth Arts Festival Nomination for Outstanding Small Ensemble
Michigan Music Teachers Association Piano Testing: Level 10 Completion
Chinese Gospel Church Youth Group: Small Group Leader
Marching Band/ Wind Ensemble (grades 9-12): Section leader in Marching Band,
1st Chair Flute in Wind Ensemble, District IV Honor's Band
Varsity Tennis (grades 10-12)
Lab Research at University of Michigan Hospital (grade 11-12):
Animal Studies Lung Contouring Project
Novi City Youth Council (grades 11-12): Green Initiative Chair, Secretary
Relay for Life (grades 11-12): Team Captain, Survivorship Chair
National Honor's Society (grades 10-12): Tutor, Student Ambassador
Attending Michigan’s College of Engineering
Distinguished
Panelist
Romancing
覃志凯
Saline High School the reader
Mr. Kenneth Qin
Stanford
University
Kenneth Qin
GPA: 4.0
SAT 2270; SAT Subject 800 (Chemistry, Biology, Math II); ACT 35
AP Tests: Nine tests, all with score of 5
Marching Band/ Wind Ensemble/Jazz Band (grades 9-12): Drumline section leader in
Marching Band, percussion section leader in Wind Ensemble, solo vibraphonist in Jazz
Band, composer
Michigan Youth Ensembles, Band and Orchestra (grades 10-12)
Cross Country, Track & Field (grades 10-12): Mentor
Science Olympiad (grades 10-12): State competition contender
Future Problem Solving Club (grades 10-11): Treasurer, State Bowl contender
National Honors Society (grades 10-12): Treasurer
Going Homeless: Piano, synth, backup vocals
2011 MSBOA All-State Honors Band: First-chair percussionist
AP Scholar with Distinction, Michigan Science Olympiad Award
National Merit Finalist
Michigan Math Prize Competition Finalist
Solo & Ensemble medals for solos, ensembles, and accompaniment
Southeastern Conference All-Academic Scholar
School awards: Outstanding Musicianship Award, Jazz Award,
English Department Award, Most All-Around Talented Award
Kenneth Qin
National Honors Society (canned food drives, flower sales, blood drives, craft shows)
Break-A-Thon for cystic fibrosis
Christmas caroling for Saline Social Services
Ann Arbor Art Fair
benefit concerts
Studying neuroscience or genetics in Stanford’s School of Humanities & Sciences
Or environmental sciences instead in the School of Earth Sciences
Or drop them all and become a street musician
Accepted by all four schools applied for: Stanford, Chicago, Yale and Michigan.
Distinguished
Panelist
Competition
Mr. Derek Wu
Opportunities
吴简宓
Huron High School for High
Massachusetts Schoolers
Institute of
Technology
Derek Wu
GPA: 4.0
Michigan Math Prize Competition
2010-2011: 21st
2009-2010: 37th
2008-2009: 27th
2007-2008: Top 10%
2006-2007: Top 10%
American Math Competition (AMC)
2007-2011: American Math Competition Distinction Award
2011: AMC 12: Top 5%, qualified for American Invitational Mathematics
Examination (AIME)
2010: AMC 12: Top 5%, qualified for American Invitational Mathematics
Examination (AIME)
2009: AMC 10: School winner, Top 1%, qualified for AIME
2008: AMC 10: School winner, Top 1%, qualified for AIME
2007: AMC 10: Top 1%, qualified for AIME
Mu Alpha Theta National Convention
2010: 9th Place on Mu Gemini Test
Mu Alpha Theta
2009-2010: Region 4 - Mu Division 4th Place
2008-2009: Region 4 - Mu Division 6th Place
2007-2008: Region 4 - Theta Division 1st Place
Derek Wu
Science
United States National Chemistry Olympiad
2010: Regional winner, Honors Award in nation (top 150)
United States National Biology Olympiad
2011: Semifinalist
Science Olympiad
Regionals:
2010-2011: Chemistry Lab (1st), Protein Modeling (1st), Technical Problem
Solving (1st)
2009-2010: Cell Biology (2nd), Experimental Design (3rd), Mousetrap Vehicle
(4th)
States:
2010-2011: Chemistry Lab (4th), Protein Modeling (6th), Technical Problem
Solving (5th)
Derek Wu
Music
Huron Concerto Competition:
2011: Winner
Solo and Ensemble:
2010: 1’s in both district and state level (with score of 98 for Piano Proficiency II
at state level plus Youth Arts Festival Soloist nominee)
2009: 1’s in both district and state level (with score of 100 for Piano Proficiency
I at state level)
2008: 1’s in both district and state level
Student Achievement Testing Day (for Piano)
2008: Received score of 99 for Level X
Dexter Concerto Competition
2010: one of six finalists
Other
Presidential Scholar Candidate, 2011
National Merit Finalist, 2010
AP Scholar with Distinction, 2010
Derek Wu
School Clubs
Mu Alpha Theta, 2007-2011:
President (2010-2011)
Science Olympiad, 2007-2011:
Key Club, 2007-2011
National Junior Honor Society, 2009-2010
National Honor Society, 2010-2011
Secretary (2009-2010),
Co-Captain (2010-2011)
Other:
Piano, 1998-2011
Violin, 2003-2011
Ann Arbor Math Olympiad Co-op
Volunteer Teacher (2007-2011)
Math Tutoring at Huron High School, 2009-2011
Michigan Ross School of Business Enriching Academics in Collaboration with High
schools (MREACH), 2007-2011
College Courses:
Multivariable Calculus
Michigan
Eastern University of
Derek Wu
Test Scores:
PSAT: Math 80; Critical Reading 80; Writing 75
Composite: 235
SAT:
Math 800; Critical Reading 800; Writing 680 Composite: 2280
ACT:
English: 36; Reading: 36; Math: 36; Science: 35; Writing: 6
Composite: 36
SAT Subject Tests: Math II: 800; Chemistry: 800; Biology: 800
AP Tests:
2009:
Calculus BC: 5; Statistics: 5; United States History: 4
2010:
Chemistry: 5; Biology: 5; Psychology: 5;
United States Government & Politics: 5
2011:
Physics C: Mechanics: 5; Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism: 5
Microeconomics: 5; Macroeconomics: 5
Distinguished
Panelist
Mr. Allen Yuan
袁浩伦
Detroit Country Day
School
Harvard
University
What To
Do In High
School?
Allen Yuan
2nd in the written competition and was a semifinalist in the countdown round at
the 2007 MATHCOUNTS National Competition (in middle school)
Invited to the Math Olympiad Summer Program in 2008, 2009, and 2010
First on the USA Math Olympiad in 2010
Silver medals at the 2010 Romanian Master in Mathematics in Bucharest and
at the 2010 International Mathematics Olympiad in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Qualifying twice for the US Physics Team
silver medal at the 2010 International Olympiad in Linguistics in Stockholm,
Sweden
He was the Gold Medal winner of the Eastman International Piano Competition,
receiving $5000 and a 4-year full scholarship to the Eastman School of Music.
Finalist in the YoungARTS program and a semifinalist in the Presidential
Scholars program in both arts and academics.
Publish the paper "Linearly Many Faults in (n,k)-star Graphs." The project won
4th place nationally at the Siemens Competition and 1st place in Mathematics
at the International Science and Engineering Fair.
Allen Yuan plans to attend Harvard University to study mathematics.
Distinguished
Panelist
Mr. Bofeng Zhang
张博峰
Northville High
School
Johns Hopkins
University
Looking
Back on
High
School
Bofeng Zhang
GPA (not weighted out of 4.0): 3.88, Act: 34
AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP French, AP World
History
SAT Subject: Math II, Biology M,
Northville High School Varsity Swim Team (2008-2011), Captain (2010-2011)
Placed 11th in 200 Individual Medley at Division 1 State Finals (2011)
Placed 14th in 200 Medley Relay swimming breaststroke leg at Division 1 State
Finals (2010)
Team Conference Champion (2009-2011)
Team Spirit (2010)
Medical Research at Wayne State University Medical School (2010)
Research on neurological effects on diabetes
Main task of genotyping lab mice
National Honor Society Member (2009-2011)
French Honor Society Member (2009-2011)
Bulldog Aquatic Club Member (2006-2011)
Q/A
Certificates of Appreciation
Mr. Nian Xiao
CAGD President
Thank you!
谢谢!

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