Pierce

Class of 2021
Hometown
Fremont, CA
United States
Favorite Subjects
English
Mathematics
Physics
My Interests
Violin
Robotics
Longboarding
Clubs & Organizations
Robotics Club

What I Love About Stanford OHS

When I started Stanford OHS, I already had an idea of what it was like because my brothers were OHS students. However, after joining, I found it was beyond my expectations. I had found a school where I could really participate in classes and where I had the resources to thrive. Everyone is supportive, and there are so many tools the school provides so that you, as a student, can get the most out of the experience. There is strong camaraderie at Stanford OHS. One of the best ways to see this is in the clubs, where people with common interests come together and enjoy one another’s contributions. One of the clubs I have been in from the start of my Stanford OHS career is the Robotics Club. My brothers had been in robotics and then, I began to get interested and am now really invested in it not only for the robotics, but for the friendships forged in the club itself. 

Why I Chose Stanford OHS

I applied for Stanford OHS because I knew it was a great school. My brothers had been in it for a few years and witnessing their positive experience, I joined Stanford OHS as early as I possibly could. Before Stanford OHS, I was in an online charter school where I was taught by my mother. The prior experience of being around technology made Stanford OHS a comfortable fit because I knew the ins and outs of a non-brick-and-mortar school. Outside of school, I practice many hours of violin a day and the Stanford OHS program allows me enough time to do so. This school has given me the best chance at reaching my academic and extracurricular goals with academic rigor and flexible scheduling. I look forward to many more years at Stanford OHS. 

About Me

A big part of my life is violin. When I was 2, my parents decided to start me on violin, and I’ve grown up on it. On weekends, I go to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and take violin lessons along with music theory classes and choir. On March 19th, 2015, I appeared on an NPR radio show named, "From the Top." I had a lot of fun and was able to perform a piece that I really enjoyed. It really was a memorable experience making the acquaintance of Sir James Galway and playing with him. Besides music, I'm in the Stanford OHS Robotics club, which is an amazing club and we have a lot of fun every meeting building and running robots. In terms of personal extracurricular activities, I just started learning to longboard around six months ago and have so far had a really awesome time with it. Along with fencing and swimming, it’s a physical activity that I enjoy and always find time for.