LEADERSHIP

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ZACH WU

President (2021- )

Zach Wu is a rising junior at Naperville North High School. He is currently the highest ranked sophomore in the state of Illinois, the country, and the world for Congressional Debate. Since middle school, Zach has been a highly-accomplished debater, and has continued this track record of success into high school. This past season, Zach led the state of Illinois in bids to the prestigious Tournament of Champions with 6. Most notably, he is the reigning Illinois Congressional Debate Association State Champion, the 2021 University of Kentucky Tournament of Champions Runner-Up, and placed 6th at the 2021 National Speech and Debate Tournament. Outside of debate, Zach plays competitive high school golf and writes. In his free time, Zach enjoys eating any food that's made well, travelling the world with his family, playing a copious amount of pickup basketball, and listening to Mandarin pop music.

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BRIAN LI

Vice President

Brian Li is a rising senior at Naperville North High School. He has competed in Middle School Public Forum Debate and on Naperville North's high school math team. Scoring a 5 on the AP Computer Science exam, he is well-versed in Python, Java, and mcfunction. This summer, Brian has internships at the University of Chicago, working on projects under Director of Data Science Julia Koschinsky, and learning AI under Professor Rick Stevens. In his free time, Brian enjoys coding datapacks in Minecraft, boasting a repository of over 16 projects on GitHub. Brian also likes to play video games, draw, and play around with graphic design and animation.

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PUSHKAR BETSUR

Director of Activism 

Pushkar Betsur is a rising junior at Naperville Central High School who has competed at the state level for Congressional Debate and has won first place awards in local level competition. In addition, Pushkar is a semifinalist at the Illinois High School Association State Championship. He is also the Vice President of Naperville Central's Junior State of America chapter, which is where he developed a passion for advocacy. Pushkar is involved in robotics and has a passion for reading and cooking. He finds great achievement in being friends with President Zach Wu for the past six years.

 
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William Yeh

Director of Marketing

William Yeh is a senior at Neuqua Valley High School in District 204. He is a member of the Track & Field team, leader of his wushu team at Kung Fu, and co-founder of Funding Our Future, an organization dedicated to preparing teens for the world of personal finance. William also participates in UNICEF, MAT, and TARC at his school. He is interested in business and economics, enjoying both the analytical and social aspects of both. When no one's watching William is usually watching videos that analyze combat sports, playing basketball, practicing martial arts, or playing with his two cats.