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Winston Churchill High School
City:  Livonia
College / University:  University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Mayuresh Iyer will graduate with honors from Winston Churchill High School in Livonia, Michigan. Mayuresh engaged in various activities in his high school. He has three varsity tennis letters while also being a regional flight champion, state championship quarterfinalist and MVP. He is a Kensington Lakes Activities Association Scholar Athlete, Varsity Quiz Bowl captain, student council representative, Success Strategy Club officer, National Honor Society member and Spanish National Honor Society member. In addition, Mayuresh engaged in mathematics and science competitions in and out of school, including: the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO), American Mathematics Competition (AMC), Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition (MMPC), American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME), USA Physics Olympiad (USAPhO), and the Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC). He volunteered in the children’s department at Westland Public Library as well as the local elementary school. Through his school’s National Honor Society, he has raised funds for Westland’s Relay for Life and tutored high school students in math and science. Outside of school, Mayuresh volunteered in the nursing unit at Oakwood Annapolis Hospital and worked part time as a mathematics and reading instructor at the Canton Kumon Math and Reading Center.

Mayuresh's academic honors include being a U.S. Presidential Scholar candidate, National Merit Scholar and an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction. Further academic awards include the Rensselaer Medal from Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award. Over the summers, Mayuresh has engaged in research programs and collegiate courses. After his junior year, he conducted biochemical research at Boston University as an intern in the Department of Biophysics and School of Medicine. In the fall, Mayuresh plans to attend the Honors Program at the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) at University of Michigan, planning to major in biochemistry. After undergraduate studies, Mayuresh plans to enter an M.D./Ph.D. program to fulfill his future goals of becoming a practicing surgeon and a clinical researcher.

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