William Gao

Copley High School

GPA: 4.00. Rank: 1 of 259.

College: Cornell University.

Intended major(s): Computer science/statistics.

Social media site(s) you use the most: Facebook?

TV show you binge-watch (or plan to): My Love from the Star.

Apple or Android: Apple.

Favorite subject in school: Math.

Person(s) — other than parent(s) — who were biggest influence on you and why/how: My friend Zach Verley, who motivates me to try to be better than him in every way possible in the spirit of friendly competition.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years: Working on a big project or perhaps with Big Data in a firm; eventually plan to pursue a Ph.D.

In 25 words or fewer, finish this sentence: “If I were president, I would ...” strive for bipartisanship; political divides are too extreme these days.

Briefly describe your favorite high school memory: Last year on the last day of school, there was a singing “competition.” My song was Taylor Swift’s Love Story.