Name: Ha Min Kim; 18.
Ha Min has won a number of awards including the Yale Book Award, the Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology from the University of Rochester, the Superior Achievement in the New England Math League and American Scholastic Mathematics Association, and the New England Math Achievement Award. He is a member of Mu Alpha Theta.
Following in his brother’s footsteps, Ha Min is currently the president of Bunnell’s Math Club (his brother founded the club; Ha Min was the treasurer last year). Just like high school students around the world, Bunnell’s Math Club trains weekly for the six American Scholastic Mathematics Association’s tests administered between September and March each year. Their goal is to be the top-ranked team in Connecticut. The tests are 30 minutes long and are comprised of a combination of five to six advanced algebra 2, geometry and trigonometry questions.
Ha Min is the librarian and plays the keyboard for Bunnell’s School Band.
As a member of the Bunnell Model United National team, Ha Min spent three nights at Yale. He describes this as a fun and interesting experience wherein he and his fellow students became more familiar with the United Nations model.
As a sophomore and junior, Ha Min was one of the two morning announcers and a member of the seven student strong Bulldog Bulletin.
In his sophomore year, Ha Min was a stage member for the Bunnell production of Once Upon a Mattress.
During the summer, Ha Min volunteers as a counselor at Funworks, an eight-week youth program held at . As a counselor he has helped children in drama and computer activities.
During the summer of his sophomore year, Ha Min volunteered at Lord Chamberlain Nursing and the Rehabilitation Center. He helped the elderly residents in their morning social and routine activities.
Ha Min is currently deciding between attending Wesleyan (Middletown, CT) or Williams College (Williamstown, MA) to study psychology. He also has a great interest in cinematography.
Key to Awesomeness: Ha Min’s motivation comes from “the fact that [he] can contribute to the community and make changes, which makes [him] feel good.” His success as a counselor at Funworks can be attributed to his enjoyment in working with children; “it feels good to help adolescents who are the future of our community.”