Alumni Years: 2006-2009
Participated In: MATHCOUNTS Competition Series
Current School: Pennsylvania State University – New Kensington
Why He's Awesome: After being a MATHCOUNTS State Competitor in middle school, Joshua's academic and extracurricular successes continued throughout his high school years. He was in the National Honor Society, won 1st Place in the Architectural Design Competition and was the recipient of the Rachel Parker Math Memorial Award. A well-rounded student, Joshua also is a talented soccer player and swimmer, and he was voted Prom King by his high school classmates. As a student at Penn State, he has made Dean's List and participated in the highly successful campus service event, THON, to help raise money to support children with cancer. He is currently studying architectural engineering.
Looking back on my very first MATHCOUNTS competition when I was in 6th grade, I clearly remember the [Countdown] Round at the end of the competition that included the top 10 individual students...Looking down at the very best students druing that round made me want to be in those seats someday, head-to-head against a fellow math whiz. This MATHCOUNTS experience was beneficial to me as a middle school student because I found myself thinking critically in not only my math courses but my other classes as well.