Jonathan A. Chin
Location: Trumbull, CT
Hobbies: Volleyball, tennis, netsurfing, saxophone, hanging out with friends, asking strangers for Grey Poupon
College Destination: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Musical Picks: Dave Matthews Band, The Verve Pipe, Shawn Colvin, any James Bond theme, the "Star Trek: First Contact" soundtrack, and Holst's "The Planets"
For I dipt into the future, far as the eye could see;
Saw the glory of the world and all the wonder that would be.
-- Alfred Lord Tennyson
I guess that's probably the best way to describe me. Well, not all the time. My tenure at Trumbull High School was pretty successful; I graduated 8th in my class, did OK on six AP exams. What surprises me the most about myself is that I did that while doing a slew of other activities: Competing with Trumbull High School's nationally-recognized marching band; going to Nationals for the National History Day competition; and perhaps most importantly, competing at Nationals for the "We the People" competition. This last contest challenges students in the arena of Constitutional law. From this year-long experience I obtained a strong knowledge of the Constitution. However, one day it occurred to me: Why should we be the only ones to learn so much about this? This epiphany just happened coincided with our entry into the ThinkQuest contest. When my partner, Alan Stern, and I were hunting for a topic for TQ, I proposed the Constitution as a subject. The rest, as they say, is history...
© Copyright 1997 Jonathan Chin