Whiz Kid: SMHS Grad Speaker Albert Hu

Each week, San Marino Patch highlights an individual kid, youth group, teen or sports team that wows us with their accomplishments. See who we chose this week and suggest a kid or group of kids you know for Whiz Kid.

This week's Whiz Kid is a multi-talented young man. From music to academics, leadership to philanthropy, Albert has received multiple awards and recognition for his hard work and dedication.

Whiz Kid's Name: Albert Hu

Whiz Kid's Age: 17 years old

Whiz Kid's School: Alumnus, UC Berkeley Freshman this coming Fall

Whiz Kid's Accomplishment:

Albert is a , one of the highest academic honors bestowed upon students by the San Marino High School system. Albert was also one of the speakers featured during the 2011-2012 graduation ceremony.

Whiz Kid's Key to Awesomeness:

The key to Albert's awesomeness is his approach to all things: pursuing what you love. Whether it was learning how to solve a Rubik's Cube, earning high marks on a test, or taking the initiative to become a leader and effect change in school, Albert's mentality has always been: "If I wanted it, I'd make an effort to be good at it."

But what I found most amazing about Albert was his humility and understanding. He attributes his awesomeness to joining the Associated Student Body this past year as the student representative on the Board of Education. The opportunity offered him a chance to become immersed in the world of academic administration and allowed him to interact with a lot of other student leaders and learn about the different issues in the school environment.

Albert is very thankful for the experience as it helped him develop organizational skills and learn about the behind-the-scenes work that keeps the school district running. Through his time spent in this position, he has really matured into a more aware individual.


Bonus Questions

What is your favorite food?


What is the last book you read for pleasure?

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

If you had the power to change one thing in the world to make it a better place, what would it be?

"I would teach everyone how to play the ukelele, and declare a National Jam Sesh Day."


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