So glad to hear the MEGSSS program is still going! I attended for several years in the 1980s when it was an up to six year program. It was a great experience and was my first opportunity to meet peers who were much smarter than me! I went on to attend Northwestern University (computer science) and Loyola University Chicago School of Law. All of that was not nearly as mentally stimulating and challenging as my time in MEGSSS!! My fond regards to the teachers!!
I am an alumnus from MEGSSS from many, many years ago. I am a Forsyth School graduate from 2000 and graduated from John Burroughs School in 2006. I attended a summer session of MEGSSS during the summer of 5th and 6th grade. I have been thinking about my experience at MEGSSS lately, and found your website. I just wanted to update you on what your alumni are doing several years after the program. I am a graduate from George Washington University with a BA in International Affairs, concentrations in Africa and Conflict and Security, with a minor in History. I am currently a staffer for a US Congresswoman in her office on the Hill in Washington, DC. As I remember, MEGSSS was an extremely well-run program that allowed me to enter John Burroughs excellently prepared for the rigorous mathematics course load I undertook. To this day, I don’t know how I ended up in the program. I don’t see my self in any way possessing “extraordinary gifts in mathematics,” but I feel very fortunate that I was able to benefit from the program.