Upper School sophomore Isaac Chan has a fearless affection for exploring his interests, no matter the subject.
Chan, who has attended Alcuin since first grade, was recently chosen to participate in Harvard University’s Future Doctors Program, a 9-day intensive curriculum designed for students in grades 8-12 who already have an eye toward medical school. During the program, students from around the world gathered in a virtual classroom for deep-dive presentations and interactive projects on genetic engineering and virology.
At the same time, Chan was also busy submitting a self-written piano concerto to the International Youth Music Competitions, for which he later won second place.
Chan said while music continues to fan his passion for creative expression, a career in genetic engineering might be in the cards for him. He credits Alcuin for giving him the space to explore both.
“Alcuin as a whole is just a very open-minded place and obviously that has an effect of me and I become more open through a diversified group of people,” Chan said.