Congratulations to senior Russell Hu, who has placed in the top 100 of this year’s Michigan Math Prize Competition (MMPC). Russell is invited to the March 11 banquet at Eastern Michigan University, where the top 100 students’ scores will be revealed. The top 50 students receive college scholarship money.
Russell, a native of Ningbo, China, not far from Shanghai, began at De La Salle in the Fall of 2014, his sophomore year. His lives with the Manuszak family, who has hosted Russell the last two years. Paul Manuszak is a DLS senior.
He has a full schedule of Advanced Placement classes, including Calculus BC, Chemistry, American Government, English Literature and Composition, and Computer Science. He took Physics C during junior year.
“My teachers are patient and friendly. Here we have a sense of brotherhood. I like that a lot,” says Russell.
He is an active student at De La Salle, serving as the Student Council Vice-President this year (he was a Student Council representative his junior year). He participates in Science Olympiad, and also ran cross-country this past fall with the DLS team.
Russell plans to major in engineering, and has applied to numerous universities, including Cornell, Cal Tech, and MIT. He earned a 34 on the ACT test, and 1490 on the SAT. (A perfect score on the ACT is 36, on the SAT it is 1600).