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Arka Adhikari

Princeton Junction, NJ

West Windsor - Plainsboro High School South

Grade: Senior


Tennis, Swimming, Piano, Video Games, Watching Movies


Math Club, Science Club, Science Olympiad


USAMO, Physics Olympiad Semifinalist, Chemistry Olympiad Semifinalist (Honors), Biology Olympiad Semifinalist, Intel Science Talent Search Semifinalist, AMNTJ 1st place


I was introduced to physics in my Sophomore Year of High School when I took Honors Physics with Mrs. Kamm. The class was very interesting. The teacher showed me how physics was able to explain the mysteries of the universe from the random motion of atoms to the movement of the heavenly bodies. The ability to explain all of these concepts interested me greatly. Since then, I decided to pursue my knowledge of physics which culminated in my entrance into the camp.

I am going to attend Princeton University next year and I look forward to all that I am going to learn in the camp.

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