This week's Whiz Kid, Adrian Huang, is an interesting young man with a passion for discovering and understanding the world. Whether it's cars, or the way nature works, Adrian is a young man who has found confidence in doing things he loves.
Whiz Kid's Name: Adrian Huang
Whiz Kid's Age: 12 years old
Whiz Kid's School: , 6th Grade
Whiz Kid's Accomplishment:
Adrian has been swimming since he was three years old and is currently on the as a competitor. He plays piano and violin and is also a Boy Scout, currently holding the rank of Tenderfoot.
Whiz Kid's Key to Awesomeness:
The key to Adrian's awesomeness is how diverse his skill sets are. Between competing as a member of the San Marino Tsunami swim team in the Butterfly division, pursuing the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts (a rank only four to five percent of entering Boy Scouts achieve) and pursuing his own interests, it's hard to imagine a spare moment in Adrian's life. But when time allows, like any young man he loves to hang out with friends and play video games. But even between all his activities (swim team practices are Monday through Friday for two hours from 6 to 8) Adrian finds time to explore one of his biggest interests: understanding, designing, and--hopefully--building cars with the fastest speed in the future.
Interests aside, what really stood out in my mind when I considered Adrian for this week's article is his determination. From a young age being shy to the fine young man Adrian has grown into, he has always stepped up to any challenge he's been presented with. Whether it's being "volunteered" to learn swimming at the age of three, tackling a tough hiking trip to high altitudes or taking risks that push him outside his comfort zone to advance his Scouting career, Adrian is the type of personality who definitely has a bright future with endless possibilities.
What is your favorite food?
If you had the power to change one thing in the world to make it a better place, what would it be?
"I would strive to find an alternate energy source to fossil fuels."
Parents' names and professions:
Bill Huang, software engineer
Jean Huang, Realtor