Lindsay Wright, Vice President and Del Norte High School Ambassador
Lindsay is a senior at Del Norte High School in San Diego, CA. From a very young age, she has wanted to work for NASA and become an astronaut. As a fifth grader she competed in the Elementary School Science Field Day and won 4th place. She continued this trend in her middle school years in the Science Olympiad competition consistently winning medals and ribbons for her events. As an eighth grader, she won two 7th place and one 1st place medal at the Regional level and a 5th place and two 2nd place medals at various State events. During the same year she made it to the Honor Roll for the AMC 8. While in middle school she took up the Gateway to Technology elective course, which involves various types of engineering. She was one of four girls in the forty-student course, and left the course at the top of her class, earning the course's Outstanding Student award. In high school she joined her school's Freshman Academic League team to win the Freshman Inland and North County Championships undefeated, before getting pulled as a sophomore to Varsity, which won Inland Championships and First Runner Up to North County Championships, second only to CCA. She came to love trivia so much that she brought her interest to her local community, where she serves as Game Master at her local senior living community. Now that quarantine has begun she is collaborating with her fellow moderator, Don Bodow, to write a good news periodical for the residents. She also coached her middle school's Meteorology team for Science Olympiad, which has consistently placed at Regionals and attended State. She continued competing in Science Olympiad at Del Norte, where she consistently placed in her events at both Regionals and State. As a freshman she founded the Del Norte branch of AGSS, and eventually as president of that branch successfully recruited younger members for the organization. As a junior she began the two-year Northrop Grumman's High School Involvement Program, and joined her school's TARC rocketry club where she organized her team to successfully launch rockets at Fiesta Island. She has continued pursuing her passion for STEM despite the lockdowns. This summer she was accepted to Stony Brook University's research program for the Garcia Center, and she continues to share her time and her interests with younger students in hopes of inspiring them to consider science as a career.