Tell this young lady that she can’t do something and watch what happens. Teased by some of her classmates that girls are not as good as boys in math, Christine counteracted this misconception and ranked No. 1 in the Math Olympiad nationals and No. 7 in the Math Olympiad internationals for her grade level.
Christine’s parents enrolled her in the Kumon Math and Reading Program when she was 3 years old. By fourth grade, she finished the entire Kumon Reading Program, which concludes with critical reading of texts such as Shakespeare and understanding elements of literature such as figurative language and tragedy. Now Christine is about to go to sixth grade and she is finishing Math Level K, which covers many topics including quadratic, fractional, and exponential functions.
In 2013, Christine achieved high honors recognition in the John Hopkin’s Program-Center for Talent Youth. Christine is naturally drawn to math and sciences, but has also taken home gold and silver medals in the Washington Area Korean School Association for reading comprehension, storytelling and poetry competitions in the years spanning from 2010 to 2014. Christine is fascinated by different cultures and is now learning to speak Spanish, adding to her knowledge of basic Korean and Mandarin. She can also be found performing the traditional Korean Fan Dance where its fluid and graceful movements reveal her artistic side. She can proudly look back at her achievements as she anticipates new ones.
Note: Charlotte Smarty Pants readers can save up to $50 on registration through Friday, Oct. 15. Contact Kumon of Myers Park, Matthews and Wesley Chapel for more information.
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Kumon of Myers Park
1600 East Woodlawn Road, Ste 261
Charlotte, NC 28209
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3016 Weddington Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28270
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5922 Weddington Rd. A7
Wesley Chapel, NC 28104