Hi! I’m Nikki, and I have a passion for all things fantasy, writing, manga, and coffee. I have played about five or six different sports over the years, and have won many awards. I love to ski, sew, and draw portraits of my friends. When I’m not writing on Wattpad, coding my ancient Greek quiz app, or talking to my friends on Discord, you can usually find me at school, Starbucks, or holed up in my room with a good book or TV show.
3 Fun Facts
- I can fix anything with a piece of tape.
- I have a knack for naming things.
- I’m the only person I know that reads Shakespeare for fun.
ME IN A NUTSHELL
Winner – 2027 Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship – 8th grade, 2022
IEA’s Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship offers one of the only merit-based, need-blind high school scholarships to highly gifted students across the United States. Scholars receive a four-year high school scholarship to an optimally matched high school program intended to meet their unique intellectual and personal needs, as well as receive individualized support, educational advocacy, and a network of like-minded peers.
PSAT 8/9 – 9 yo, 4th grade, 2019
Math: 520, Evidence-based reading: 540
Highest score (composite) in the Western US (CBK)
Top 1% (composite) in the US for 4th graders (NUMATS)
CTY Grand Honors- Recognition for students whose scores reflect ability approximately four to five grade levels above the currently enrolled grade.
National Mythology Exam- 6 yo, 1st grade, 2016
Awarded the Athena Gold Award of Excellence with a score of 100% on both the general and the themed tests.
Davidson Young Scholar, 2015
The Davidson Young Scholars program is designed to support the educational and developmental needs of profoundly intelligent young people between the ages of 5 and 18 in the United States.
I love to read and write. I have been published in the first-ever Mirman Rider lit magazine and was recently published in the international lit magazine Metamorphosis. In addition, my Wattpad dystopian novel was recently ranked 315 out of 41,700 stories!
I have been drawing and painting ever since I was a little kid. Art holds a special place in my heart, and I take private art classes at the Kline Academy of Fine Art every Saturday. I recently won a Silver award and several honorable mention awards from Scholastic Art and Writing for my art.
I started sewing when I was eight years old when I made a quilt with the help of my aunt. Ever since then, I have loved making things with a needle and thread!
ENGINEERING & MATH
Engineering and math have always been huge parts of my life, from the I3 design challenges I did at my school to continually advancing math classes.
CS CLASSES & PROJECTS
Ever since I discovered mythology, I have always been fascinated by my Greek heritage and the history that came with it. I wanted to read famous Greek works like the Odyssey and the Iliad in their original languages, so I started learning ancient Greek!
GREEK QUIZ APP
This Greek quizzer web app is meant to help students studying ancient Greek, with loads of different questions meant to test the various capabilities of the student.
I love being on a team, and sports let me have a role uniquely suited to my capabilities!