Members and Officers
Officer Bios (2016-2017)
Co-President, April Ye
April Ye is a senior at Cupertino High School in Cupertino, California. She has played Go competitively for 9 years and has represented the US at the 2014 International Pair Go Championships in Japan. She is currently AGA 1D. Having built a Go club at her school, she hopes to spread the joy of playing this ancient game to more people. Outside of Go, she enjoys traveling, learning new languages and cultures, frequenting pearl milk tea shops, and enjoying life to its fullest.
Co-President, Brandon Ho
Brandon Ho is a sophomore at East Brunswick High School in New Jersey. He has played Go competitively for 3 years, and is currently AGA 5 dan. He has attended many local and national Go tournaments, including the U.S. Go Congress, which he attended for 3 years in a row. Brandon has started a Go class in his Chinese school, and has been teaching there for over a year. Recently, he has also started a Go club in his public library, where he tries to introduce the game to more people. When he isn’t playing go, Brandon enjoys playing piano, competing in math competitions, and pondering his existence.
Vice President, Sammy Zhang
Sammy is currently a junior at Carlmont High School in California. He has been playing Go for 11 years and has competed in numerous national and local tournaments. He was the Redmond Cup runner-up in 2011. Sammy started a Go club at his high school in 2014 to introduce Go to other students at his school and teach them general strategies and life and death skills. Outside of Go, Sammy loves math, software development, and robotics. He also loves to play tennis and video games with his friends.
Promotion Head, Albert Yen
Albert Yen is a junior in New Trier High School in Winnetka, IL. Inspired by Hikaru no Go, he started playing go at the age of five. He is currently AGA 7d and participates in many tournaments. He has represented the US in the 31st World Youth Go Championship in 2014 and won the Redmond Cup in 2015. His goal as the Promotion Head of AGHS is to encourage more young players to participate in national tournaments. Besides go, Albert enjoys track and field and ping-pong.
Treasurer, Terry Luo
Terry Luo is a junior at William Mason High School in Ohio. He is currently AGA 2 dan and has been playing go for eight years. He teaches Go to kids every week at Hua Xia Chinese School. Terry hopes that he can promote Go so that he has more people to play with :D Besides playing Go, Terry also competes on his high school's Science Olympiad team and plays the violin.
Tournament Director, Amy Wang
Amy Wang is currently a junior at John P. Stevens High School in Edison, NJ. She has played Go for 8 years and is currently AGA 3D. She represented US at the 2013 and 2015 International Pair Go Championships in Japan and is also the co-founder of the Soaring (Black and White) Go Club in Edison, NJ. Besides Go, she is a part of the marching band and enjoys drawing.
Secretary, Gilbert Feng
Gilbert Feng is currently a sophomore at Homestead High School. He has been playing Go for 8 years, and is an AGA 3dan. He founded a Go Club at his school to introduce Go to more people. Outside of Go, his hobbies are competitive math, cross country, and basketball.
Webmaster, Meijke Balay
Meijke is a current senior at Great Oak High School in Temecula, CA. He was only recently introduced to go after reading On Numbers and Games in which states in go are used as analogy for surreal numbers. Meijke now plays go frequently (a humble 13 kyu). He founded the Great Oak Go Club, and participates in the occasional competition. Besides go, he programs, studys mathematics for both research and competition, and performs as a jazz and classical pianist.
AGHS Volunteering & Future Leaders Immersion Program
AGHS Volunteering - If you are interested in volunteering for the AGHS and furthering go in America, check out the application. The application is quick and simple, yet it offers a rewarding experience in the AGHS.
You can volunteer in the tournament department and public relations. There are many subcategories of volunteering under those two main areas. Check out the application and job description sheet that following the information on FLIP.
Future Leaders Immersion Program - FLIP is a program designed for youth in secondary schools to advance their leadership skills. This experience will allow them to work in all of the AGHS volunteer fields as well as:
- Go Studies
- Leadership Studies
Check out the application and job description sheet below!
AGHS Volunteer/ FLIP Application
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