Virginia Tech

Major: Science
Hometown: Shenzhen, China

“Luming is an observer. In many ways he is a true independent thinker. He listens carefully to others and he thinks about what he has seen and heard. Then he examines it and lets it tumble around in his head. After all of that is done he is ready to speak and share his opinions.

“Even then, as he shares his thoughts and opinions, he is somehow both confident in his ideas but looking at those he is addressing to assess their reactions. This ability to think, form, and share opinions with confidence while still being open to the thoughts of others is a rare gift. And thus, while he is an independent thinker, he has also left room for the thoughts of others to shape and influence his own.”

— English teacher Claire Concannon