St. Louis Chapter Co-President
Hi! I’m Max Yang, a rising sophomore at Ladue Horton Watkins High in St. Louis, Missouri. STEM has always played an important part of my life in and out of school. Having been a regular at my school’s Science Olympiad team since sixth grade, I’ve participated and medalled in a wide range of events and covered diverse areas of science. With a particular interest in geography, I qualified for the International Geography Bee World Championships, and I’m also part of the Ocean Bowl team, which won first place at the national tournament this year. Outside of academics, I enjoy running cross country, playing the cello with the school’s Young People Symphonic Orchestra, and painting.
I hope that by joining Aerovate, I’m able to engage with fellow students with similarly diverse passions and provide education and enthusiasm that may not be readily available to them.
Ladue Chapter Co-President
Hi everyone! I’m David Ju, a rising sophomore at Ladue Horton Watkins High in St. Louis, Missouri. I’ve always had an interest in STEM and tutoring, and hope to put my experience to good use in the Aerovate program. I’ve been a mainstay of our school’s Science Olympiad since seventh grade specializing in building and engineering events. I also have a long-running passion for music since fifth grade, when I fell in love with my instrument of the alto saxophone. Now, I'm the second chair alto sax player for the school’s symphonic band. Additionally, I like to keep active by playing tennis and was recently accepted to join our varsity tennis team. Outside of school and academics, I’m an active participant and organizer of the St. Louis Rubik’s Cube community, where I use Zoom to teach aspiring players the basics of cubing. In my free time, I enjoy watching Netflix and playing Minecraft.
With interests in a broad range of subjects, joining
Aerovate is an incredible opportunity to spread my passions to fellow students who have similar aspirations. Especially during the current state of education, many young learners don’t have the resources they need, and I hope that this program can help them grow and learn.
St. Louis Chapter Alum
Hi! I’m Lucy Yue, a rising senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High in St. Louis, Missouri. Although I have a host of interests I pursue, my main focus is on STEM activities. I’ve participated in my school’s Science Olympiad team since seventh grade, with a focus on Dynamic Planet, Herpetology, Mission Possible, Ornithology, Wind Power, and Hovercraft, placing first in at least one event every year at state and nationals. As the co-president of the Science National Honor Society, I’m also dedicated to spreading scientific knowledge within communities through volunteering. This manifests in my participation and leadership in the Club TEE (Teaching Elders Electronics) at our school, in which we visit senior centers and help elderly residents adapt to technology. Outside of science, one of my chief passions is singing. I’m part of the choir and the all-female Viva Voce acapella group at my school, which was recognized nationally at the International Championship of High School Acapella. In my limited spare time between science and singing, I also enjoy running, painting, and binge-watching new shows.
I joined Aerovate because I believe that its concept is worthwhile and can create a positive impact on students across the country. Expanding this program in the midwest region will benefit so many students, especially during this difficult, unprecedented time, and I'm excited to join!