East young achiever
Family: Parents, William and Tina; brothers, Stephen, 16, and Stanley, 14
Education: Stuart is a seventh-grader at Gateway Middle School. He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 184, the AIM program for gifted students, MENSA and the United States Chess Federation.
Noteworthy: Stuart earned the Dr. George Lenchner Award for a perfect score on the Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools. Herrmann, who completed sixth grade at Moss Side Middle School in June, was one of 150,000 students worldwide who participated in the Olympiads. Five tests given over the course of the school year required participants to apply mathematical skills they learned in school to word problems. Of all the students who participated, only 264 achieved a perfect score. He earned a bronze medallion for his performance.
Quote: "I was very happy to get a perfect score because I was one out of only a few in America. Some of the problems were fun to do. I've always accelerated at math and I hope to make something out of it."
-- By Meredith Towbin