A freshman at the University of California at Berkeley, Siddarth Ijju was accepted into the highly selective Berkeley M.E.T. program (only 3% get in), where he is currently studying business and computer science. In 2020, Ijju graduated from Cherry Creek High School, where he exhausted all the computer science courses offered by his sophomore year. He was a teacher assistant for Creek's computer science department in 2018. Both in 2018 and 2020, Siddarth represented Creek at the American Computer Science League All Star Competition with teammate Nicole Chen and was also ranked in the USACO Gold Division. He has knowledge of programming languages such as Processing, Python, Java, Swift, C, C++, and SQL. Additionally, he was co-president of Creek's Cybersecurity Club for 2 years. In 2019, due to his computer science volunteer work, Siddarth was recognized at Creek's Bruin's Choice Awards for his "outstanding leadership and community service." He is also an active member of Machine Learning @ Berkeley, and Voyager Consulting @ Berkeley. In his free time, he dabbles with woodworking and enjoys watching anime.
A senior at Cherry Creek High School, Nicole will be attending Harvard University in the fall. In high school, Nicole exhausted all the computer science courses offered at Creek and also received notice of a perfect score on the 2018 AP Computer Science Exam (top 0.295% of all 2018 AP Computer Science Exam test takers). Since junior year, she has been president of Creek's Technology Student Association/Tech Club and a teacher assistant for Creek's Computer Science department. She also has knowledge of the languages Processing, Java, SQL, C#, HTML, and Swift, and regularly competes in the American Computer Science League competition. In 2019 and 2020, she was selected on Creek's ACSL team, qualifying to the 2020 International All Stars tournament with Siddarth. In 2019, due to her computer science volunteer work, Nicole was recognized at Creek's Bruin's Choice Awards for "outstanding leadership and community service." Some other computer science accolades that Nicole has received include winning the 2019 Youth Tech Leader in the CTE APEX Awards, February CBS Future STEM Leader Award, and the 2020 NCWIT National Honorable Mention Award (top 10%). Aside from computer science, Nicole is a Lincoln Douglas Varsity Speech and Debate Captain and a nationally ranked fencer.
As a rising senior at Cherry Creek High School, Anna has experience with Java, Processing, and Python. She has taken AP Computer Science A and Intro to Computer Science at Creek and is involved in science clubs such as Science Olympiad and Tech Club. Due to her computer science experience, Anna was one of two people accepted into a research internship under the MInDS@Mines program at the Colorado School of Mines out of hundreds of applicants. This year, she will be interning with the Human Immune Monitoring Shared Resource at the Anschutz Medical Center to study biomedical engineering with a computer science focus. Outside of computer science, Anna is an active leader and volunteer in her community with executive board positions on both the National Honor Society and Big Sisters/Excalibur at Creek. As a volunteer for the camp last year, Anna has had considerable experience assisting in both the Processing and Java sessions and thoroughly enjoys getting to know her students. In her free time, Anna enjoys drawing, dancing, and tutoring.
As a rising sophomore at Cherry Creek High School, Abhiram Kasu has experience in Java, Processing, and is currently working with C# Windows Form Development. Abhiram's experiences with Java include Automation with Selenium, Pathfinding, and Encryption algorithms. The most recent project that he has made is a Binary Search app made with C#. With his stay at Creek being so short, he has not taken all of the computer science courses available, but he has taken AP Computer Science Principles and will take AP Computer Science A next year. Abhiram is also an active member of the robotics team and in his three years of robotics, he has led his team in competitions as well as increasing outreach. He has helped other robotics teams and spoken at libraries to advertise for his team. Outside of school, Abhiram likes to mountain bike at Valmont Bike Park or Trestle Bike Park. Not immune to the allure of video games, he also can get immersed in them.