Michael Yu will graduate with highest honors from Athens High School in June. Over the course of his four years at Athens, he marched with the band all four years, as well as participating in various academic competitions. He captained the Science Olympiad team for two years, and led it to its first state berth in three years, in addition to captaining the Econ Challenge and Fed Challenge teams, both of which are state champions. Michael has also been actively involved in math competitions, placing as high as fourth on the Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition and qualifying for the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad twice.
Next year, Michael will start as a freshman at Stanford University, where he is considering pursuing a dual degree in economics and electrical engineering. He wishes the best of luck to the entire Class of 2017 and is certain that they will be the generation to solve the innumerable problems facing the world today.