IMACS Success Spotlight: Katherine Minielly

Katherine discovered IMACS in 1st grade and went on to complete all levels of Math Enrichment and Computer Enrichment, Hi-Tech Summer Camp, university-level courses in Computer Science, and AP Computer Science A. She graduated high school summa cum laude with a 35 on the ACT and was named a National Merit Finalist and National AP Scholar with Distinction.

In addition to conducting independent research on the filtration efficiency of various face masks and volunteering at FAU’s Machine Learning Lab, Katherine excelled in tennis and cross country and helped her high school teams achieve first place and runner-up titles at district, regional, and state levels. Driven by a passion for leadership, she was an exemplary role model for younger children as a summer camp counselor, lifeguard, and youth tennis instructor.

Katherine was accepted at Washington University in St. Louis, the University Honors Program at Northeastern, Case Western Reserve with a merit scholarship, University of Florida, and University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She chose WashU where she plans to major in Computer Science followed by medical school or a career in computer science.

Here is what Katherine said about how IMACS enabled her to think flexibly:

IMACS taught me how to approach any problem from different directions and gave me the logical reasoning skills to be able to think my way to a solution.

Congratulations, Katherine!