Yu Tang will graduate from International Academy East summa cum laude. He is a 2013 US Presidential Scholar Candidate and National Merit Finalist. A member of National, French, and Math Honors Societies, he also participates in many school clubs. He has served as Quiz Bowl’s vice-president for 4 years, Chemistry Club’s president for 2 years, and a main team member of Science Olympiad for 3 years. In addition, he played on JV tennis for 2 years at Troy High.
Other interests of Yu Tang have led him to study music and conduct scientific research. He has been playing piano for 7 years, and has attended numerous competitions. He was the National Champion in Classical Solos for the American Guild of Music’s 2011 Contest, 1st place winner at Grand Valley State University’s 20th/21st Century Piano Competition, and a three-time semifinalist at the World Piano Competition. Yu Tang has spent 2 summers researching at the Karmanos Cancer Institute and Henry Ford Hospital. He is a Siemens Competition Regional Finalist, and currently an Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Finalist after winning the Detroit Science and Engineering Fair. He hopes to continue playing piano throughout college while conducting further research.