James Lawniczak is a high school senior at Lutheran High North. He speaks English as his first language, Polish as his language at home, and Spanish as his language he is learning. He plays the piano and violin, and took part in Science Olympiad tournaments, in which he won nine medals. In his academics, he has a 4.00 GPA and 35 on the ACT test. Also in his academics, he enjoys learning not only how to solve a problem, but why it is solved that way. With his interest in finding underlying reason, he plans to major in biochemistry at the University of Michigan, in which he will tease apart biochemistry. In his free time, he enjoys reading books of all types, from science to fiction books (and science fiction books also). He would like to work in cancer research in the future, since he likes not only to learn, but to use what he learned for good.