Student Spotlight: Finn Hulse

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Trevor J. Times Memorial Scholarship

What are you most proud of achieving in your school career so far?  

My proudest achievement during high school was winning the American Philosophy Olympiad and getting an all-expenses paid trip to participate in the International Philosophy Olympiad last year in Montenegro. I could write at length about how it changed me but for now I'll just say I was very honored.

Where are you going to college? Why did you choose that school?

I made a fairly straightforward decision to join Dartmouth College's Class of 2023 after talking to (and being blown away by the awesomeness of) many current students and fellow admits. I'd always been in love with the campus and the surrounding area since my mom's side of the family lives very close to Hanover, but it wasn't until this past April that I really got to get a taste of what makes Dartmouth such an incredible place. It's ideal for me in many waysa small, friendly learning community with simply unparalleled access to top-notch teachers and resources. There's something special there that I just didn't find at any of the other places I was considering.

What do you plan to study and what attracted you to that field?

I'm drawn to studying math, physics and philosophy. I simply love using my head to solve complex problems―I love thinking. These areas give me incredible ways of thinking about the world and what it means (from the comfort of my own desk, to boot).

If you know already, what do you hope to do after college? 

My dream is to become an astronaut, an entrepreneur or a professor (or some combination thereof). I want to use my powers of thinking to tackle the toughest problems for the betterment of society.

What is one fun fact about you that you would like to share?

Fun Finn Fact: I was born on the 5th hour of the 5th day of the 5th month of the year on the 5th floor of the hospital.