Wilson Cheung is graduating from Scotia-Glenville High School and will study at SUNY Geneseo next year. Although Wilson only discovered our math circle and joined us during his senior year, he made contributions to AAMC's success at the Princeton Math Contest (PUMaC) and to AAMC team Octahedra at the Harvard-MIT Math Tournament (HMMT).
Zagreb Mukerjee is graduating from Guilderland High School and will study at Harvard next year. Zagreb has been a member of Albany Area Math Circle since his sophomore year, participating in many AAMC adventures at HMMT and NYSML as well as the Upstate NY ARML team. He is a "renaissance person," who has won many notable honors in the humanities as well as in math. Zagreb participated in the League of Women Voter's LeaderSpark and Students Inside Albany leadership training programs, and he has put those leadership skills to great use as a MATHCOUNTS coach of the heeg team as well as in leading the new middle school math circle initiative that started up last fall at the Clifton Park library.
Markus Salasoo is graduating from Niskayuna High School and will study at Cornell next year. Markus has participated on Albany Area Math Circle teams at NYSML and HMMT during his four years in high school, and was himself originally on an Iroquois MATHCOUNTS team coached by an AAMC alum. Last summer, Markus worked with fellow AAMC member Dave Bieber to launch a very successful middle school math camp, which they plan to run again this summer.
Liz Simon is graduating from Guilderland High School and will study at MIT next year. Liz has been a member of Albany Area Math Circle since her sophomore year and has excelled at inspiring and encouraging younger students to share her enthusiasm for tackling "extreme math" challenges. She has been a leader of her high school math club as well as a lead mentor for our new middle school math circle initiative. Liz has done an outstanding job of working with the most extraordinarily talented group of middle school girls that our math circle has ever seen.
Yipu Wang is graduating from Guilderland High School and will study at Cornell next year. Yipu has been a member of Albany Area Math Circle throughout high school, contributing to many team successes at NYSML, HMMT, and PUMaC, as well as earning outstanding individual honors as a two-time USA Math Olympiad participant and reaching the top level of the USA Physics Olympiad qualification test series. Yipu has also won statewide honors for his talents with the violin.
Lindsay White is graduating from her homeschooling high school program and will study at Philadelphia Biblical University next year. Lindsay has been a member of our math circle for the past three years and has participated in many AAMC mathematical expeditions to HMMT and NYSML. Lindsay's radiant smile, spirited determination, and cheerful demeanor have encouraged everyone around her to persist in working on difficult problems. She also participated in the League of Women Voter's LeaderSpark program and has put those leadership skills to work in coaching heeg MATHCOUNTS students throughout her time in high school.
We will very much miss all of our seniors, but we can take comfort in the fact that they have collectively inspired and encouraged so many younger students who will be the spirit of Albany Area Math Circle for many years to come.