Michael recently shared with us,
My first math competition was in 6th grade when my dad encouraged me to sign up for the AMC 8. Since then, I’ve really enjoyed competing in all sorts of math competitions taken at school or at certain colleges and attending summer programs to learn new interesting math and hang out with other people interested in math. It’s been a long and fulfilling journey from the sixth grade classroom to the US team. I’ve also been a member of Phillips Academy’s math club for all my four years here, and I served as a board member my senior year. It’s been a very fun way to spend Wednesday evenings, whether it be giving a lecture on geometry or doing NEML and eating pizza.
Good luck in Romania, Michael!