The New York-based Stuyvesant High School provides Loren Weiss with a top-quality education featuring an emphasis on math and science. Known for producing notable scholars, includi...view moreThe New York-based Stuyvesant High School provides Loren Weiss with a top-quality education featuring an emphasis on math and science. Known for producing notable scholars, including four Nobel Laureates, Stuyvesant gives Loren Weiss a well-rounded college preparatory courseload, which includes Early American and European Literature, Society and Self, and a host of art, music, and technology classes. Stuyvesant was ranked 31st on U.S. News & World Report’s list of the best public high schools in the United States. Slated to graduate in 2012, Loren Weiss was recommended for math honors, a prestigious recognition at Stuyvesant, in 2011. This fall, he is taking advanced placement courses in physics, calculus, and economics.
Loren Weiss is Co-President and Co-Captain of the chess club. As of the August 2011 United States Chess Federation ratings, he was ranked 45th in his age category, and since 2005, he has been ranked among the top 100 chess players by age each year. He contributes significantly to the success of the Stuyvesant chess club. After going to the Scholastic High School National Championship in Atlanta in 2008 to win second place, the team traveled to Nashville in 2009, taking first place. In 2010, Loren Weiss joined the Stuyvesant team for another Scholastic National Championship in Columbus, Ohio, where he ranked 16th out of 82 in the 11th grade individuals’ competition.
When Loren Weiss is not busy with his academic and chess pursuits, he enjoys contributing to various charities. He supported lung cancer research when he participated in the Free to Breathe Lung Cancer 5K Run/Walk in Philadelphia. During the summer of 2008, he volunteered at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, which has been rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator and awarded the Best in America seal from the Local Independent Charities of America.view less