I am a student at Lexington High School who is interested in technology and current events. I primarily know Swift, but I also know other programming languages. I am currently part of a robotics team at Lincoln Labs and part of the LHS debate team along with the many projects I have been working on.
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I am part of one of the two FTC robotics teams at Lincoln Labs. In the team, we build a robot to accomplish a challenge in the best way possible. This year the challenge included elements that required it to be able to lift and stack block while also being able to shrink into a compact package to follow the guidelines and get the most points. On the team, I worked on all the elements of the robot but primarily worked on the software and motor control systems of the robot.
In the LHS Robotics Club, I am part of the required beginner team that is required to go to higher levels.
Since September 2019, I have been part of the LHS Photography Club in which we share photos we took within the group and beyond through the club's website and social media. We also plan and go to places as a group to take pictures. Recently, I was offered the opportunity to become one of the club leaders for next year and be a bigger part of the planning.
Since debating in public forum as part of the LHS Debate Team I have gotten to develop on the skills that I obtained from debating at Acera. I have debated in both novice and varsity divisions. By practicing more and debating more frequently I have been able to do much better than previously. Debate is something I plan to continue during the coming years of high school.
2020 Harvard Invitational
2020 Lexington Winter Invitational
2019 The Princeton Classic
2019 Little Lexington (MA State Qualification)
2019 The Scarsdale Invitational
2019 Tim Averill Invitational
Since May 2019, I have been an intern for Infinite Analytics primarily working on website maintenance and more recently, the development and content to display on a new website.
At the Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, I am part of the Library Leadership Club which plans, sets up, and runs events and programs for the general community of Lexington.
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In my 8th grade year at Acera, I was part of the yearbook team. I mainly managed the elements of the yearbook and worked on collecting images from all the different teachers and other sources.
Towards the end of my 8th-grade year at Acera, I was offered to join a newly formed formal outreach team as part of Acera's links to other communities.
March 2019 - Cambridge Youth Programs Food Science Cafe
April 2019 - Acera at the Cambridge Science Festival Carnival & Robot Zoo
For lunch every Friday at Acera a group of students managed serving pizza to the other students. I was part of the team for my 8th-grade yeah at Acera and was the main person who managed it. I changed the system to be one that could be repeated every year without much change. I also documented everything and automated most of the simple tasks like calculating how much and the cost of pizza.
For 4 of my years at Acera, I was part of the student tech team to learn about technology and be involved in the technology systems at Acera. As part of it, we helped others in the school based on what we knew and we able to learn.
At Scratch Day @ MIT 2019, I helped with running the event on the day of mainly running one of the stations where people could be introduced to Scratch programing and make a graphic design.
In October 2018, I helped run the Fall Innovator Symposium by helping set up and helping presenters at the event.
At Acera as part of the debate team, we got to learn about significant current events and different prospectives held by people. As part of this, we also got to debate in novice divisions of high school debate tournaments in Massachusetts.
2018 March Merryness
2017 Little Lexington
2017 Harvard National Forensics Tournament
2016 Little Lexington
At Scratch Day @ MIT 2018, I helped with running the event on the day of.
At Scratch Day @ MIT 2017, I helped with running one of the stations being run.
In December 2016, the friend and I that ran the weekly workshop were asked to run a lesson on Scratch programming at an event that was being hosted.
From May to June 2016, a friend and I ran weekly workshops to teach kids about different technologies. We taught them about Scratch programming, how motors work, and basic electrical circuits.
Recently, I have been working on an app in Swift that will let you see all of your finances in one place using Plaid API.
This is the logo that I made using Sketch for my FTC robotics team, 7297 LiMITless.
For my 8th-grade Inquiry Maker Passion Project (IMP Project), I designed and built a drone from scratch. I got to learn about the mechanics of the drone and how it worked. Throughout the process, there were many hurdles in both software and hardware.
In 2017, I decided to make an app to make keeping track of time in debate rounds easier. Instead of having to keep track of numbers by writing it down the app would keep track on its own.
As part of the Written History of England elective at Acera, everyone produced original written pieces that were compiled into a website that I helped transfer data to and an eBook that I fully managed along with a website I built to distribute it.
For my 8th grade Acera STEAM Symposium project, I made an app using Swift and Realm Databases that allows you to search the USDA's food database and find food with the nutrients you are looking for.
To learn more about Swift, I made an app that would let you time your parking meter and save the location of your car.
For a US government elective in 6th-grade, I made a website to format the US Constitution so that we would be able to search it be able to quickly find what we needed.
For my Acera STEAM Symposium project in 6th-grade, I decided to make a Swift app emulating the classic game Pong to learn about Swift and learn how to use it.
For my 6th-grade Inquiry Maker Passion Project (IMP Project), a classmate and I made a video tour of the school using a 360˚ camera so every angle could be seen. Throughout the process, we got to learn about planning, recording, and editing content for VR to ensure that the experience was lifelike.
I have been learning Swift since the fall of 2016 when the heavily revised Swift 3 was introduced. I have been working on projects with Swift since then and I plan on continuing to build projects with and learn Swift.
- iOS Apps
- macOS Apps
I have been repairing electronics since September 2015 when I joined the tech team at Acera and I have continued this after graduating from Acera.
I have been playing tennis since the beginning of 2017.
- UI Design
September 10, 2020 - Winchester Star,
"Former Acera student helping refurbish, donate used computers".
Published digitally and in print.
September 5, 2020 - The New York Times, "How to Both Work and School From Home".
Mention of Project Boom, nonprofit founded by me.
Published digitally and in print on Sept. 6, 2020, Section D, Page 4 of the New York edition.
August 31, 2020 - Lexington Minuteman,
"Lexington student-run nonprofit works to refurbish, donate used computers".
Published digitally and on the front page of the Sept. 3, 2020 print.
December 18, 2018 - Lexington Minuteman, "Lexington students showcase
Published digitally and in print.
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Last updated on September 11, 2020.