Joshua Coleman of Augusta, GA, is a National Merit Finalist and a gifted mathematician who scored above the 99 percentile on the SAT. He volunteers as a counselor for his church's Summer Adventure Day camp, draws and paints with an assortment of media, and began a ministry of reconciliation for young men from his church. He plays the guitar and piano, acts in musical theatre, plays for a competitive soccer club, and has won state and national awards in Math, Science, Mythology and Latin competitions.
Josh recently won Georgia's State Science Olympiad at Emory University by "thinking outside the box" to create a robot that could efficiently maneuver the competition's course. His team was the only one to successfully complete the tasks in the time allotted.
He's served Hurricane Katrina victims and people of the Philippines through construction, working in an orphanage, and sharing his testimony. He plans to pursue the fields of math and science in college, with the goal of investing in helping people through medicine or engineering.