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William Choi-Kim

About Me

I'm a Korean-American high schooler looking to study computer science and medicine. I was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and currently reside in Cypress, Texas. I am passionate about programming, while also being an award winning writer and nationally recognized in competitive math. I lead my Boy Scout troop and am currently completing an internship at Johns Hopkins in Computation Oncology.

I've published an app on the iOS App Store and serve tens of thousands of users with my Discord integration, which has operated since 2021.

Education

  • Cy-Fair High School
    • Class Rank: 1/943
    • Expected Graduation: 2026

Extracurricular Programs

  • SOM Summer High School Program for Computational Oncology at Johns Hopkins University [2023 - Present]
    • I assist in statistical analysis and visualization of large datasets using R
  • AwesomeMath [2022]
  • CTY at Johns Hopkins [2018, 2019]
    • Inductive and Deductive Reasoning [2019]
    • Inventions [2018]
  • SEE-Math at Texas A&M University [2018, 2019, 2020]

Leadership

  • Competitive Math [2021, 2022, 2023, 2024]
    • Founded and began hosting AMC and AIME at Cy-Fair High School [2022 - Present]
  • Boy Scouts [2019 - Present]
    • Senior Patrol Leader (48 scouts) [September 2023 - April 2024]
    • Life Scout; Eagle expected 2024

Awards

  • National Awards
    • Scholastic National Gold Medal for Critical Essay [2022]
    • AIME Qualification [2022, 2023, 2024]
    • AMC 10 Distinction Award [2022, 2023, 2024]
  • Regional Awards
    • Scholastic Regional Gold Key for Critical Essay [2022, 2023, 2024]
    • Scholastic Regional Gold Key for Short Story [2022, 2023]
    • Houston Regional Science Bee 1st Place [2022]
    • UIL 6A District 17 Academic Contest Mathematics 3rd Place / Regional Qualifier [2023]
    • Houston Public Media Regional Spelling Bee Finalist [2019]
    • Scholastic Regional Silver Key for Dramatic Script [2024]
    • Scholastic Regional Silver Key for Digital Art [2023]
    • Scholastic Regional Silver Key for Poetry [2023]
    • Scholastic Honorable Mention for Poetry [2023]
    • Scholastic Honorable Mention for Digital Art [2024]
  • District Awards
    • Cy-Fair District Spelling Bee Champion[2019]
    • UIL Mathematics District Runner-Up [2024]
    • UIL Ready Writing District Champion [2024]
    • UIL Computer Science Team Champion / UIL Computer Science Individual 6th Place [2024]
  • Other
    • Opal Hamilton Award [2022]
    • CTY Talent Search Award of High Honors [2018]
    • First Place in SEE-Math Problem Solving [2018]

Skills

  • Writing
    • Nationally acclaimed critical essays examining race and technology
    • Acclaimed short stories spanning genres from dystopian to absurdist humor
  • Competitive Mathematics
    • Distinction in AMC 10
    • Three consecutive AIME qualifications [2022, 2023, 2024]
  • Bilingual in English and Korean
  • Programming
    • Proficient in
      • JavaScript
        • React / React Native
        • Web Workers
        • HTML Canvas API
      • HTML / CSS
      • R
        • Tidyverse
        • Seurat
        • spatialCCC
      • Python
        • Flask
        • Kivy
        • Tkinter
        • Discord.py / Pycord
    • Comfortable in
      • SwiftUI
      • TypeScript
      • WolframLanguage
      • Java
      • GDScript
      • Maple
      • Arduino
  • CAD and Manufacturing
    • Proficient in SketchUp and Blender
    • Proficient with band saws, scroll saws, CNC machines, 3D printers, sandblasters, and other machine shop equipment.

Service Hours

  • 108.5 hours
  • Opal Hamilton Middle School [30 hours]
    • Created and maintained volunteer tracking infrastructure
    • [2023] 3 hours
    • [2022] 27 hours
  • Boy Scouts [18.5 hours]
    • Led projects to help non-profit organizations in the area and help conserve the environment
    • [2023] 6 hours
    • [2022] 5 hours
    • [2021] 2.5 hours
    • [2020] 5 hours
  • Student Council [36 hours]
    • Helped set up and run school events
    • [2023] 18 hours
    • [2022] 18 hours
  • Reach Unlimited [22 hours]
    • Volunteered with individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
    • Tended greenhouse and assisted in community outreach.
    • Played games and did crafts after school at facility.
    • [2024] 20 hours
    • [2023] 2 hours
  • Asian Student Association [2 hours]
    • Helped small Asian organizations with operational tasks
    • [2022] 2 hours

Projects