Max Sauberman, a 17-year old honors student entering his senior year at Millburn High School, writes a weekly column for Millburn-Short Hills Patch, MHS Musings, about life as a busy high-school student at MHS. When he's not writing (or doing homework), he is involved in many other activities.
Max will attend Yale University in the fall.
He has a passion for musical theater, playing principal roles in many musical productions at school, summer programs, and in the community. He is President of the MHS Drama Club, and recently starred in MHS' fall musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, as Jimmy, and MHS' spring drama, Don't Drink the Water, as Walter Hollander. He is in rehearsal for MHS' fall musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
Max spent a summer as a student at Paper Mill Playhouse's Summer Musical Theater Conservatory, and was featured in "New Voices of 2010: Pure Imagination" at the Paper Mill Playhouse. He documented his journey at the Conservatory in a weekly column for Patch, "Behind the Curtain".
Max has sang with the NJSMA New Jersey Region 1 Junior and Senior Choruses, sings in the High School's Miller Chorus, and is a proud member of the MHS Accelerated Music Program for voice (baritone) and for Bb Clarinet, which he also plays in the Millburn High School symphonic band.
He is Senior Conductor for the band at Millers football games. Max sings with the MHS select Chorale and the Millburnaires.
Max is president and musical director of MHS' premier a cappella group "Soulfege".
Additionally, Max is an Advanced Placement Physics, Calculus (BC), English Literature, Economics, and Psychology student for the 2012-13 school year. He studied Chemistry, Spanish Language, US History, and US Government on the AP level last year, and Biology and Music Theory as a sophomore. Max is also a competitor in the New Jersey Science League representing MHS.
During the year, he teaches and assists classes at religious school, and he is the leader of a community service group of children there as well, that has raised well over $3,500 since he founded the group. Max also directs the annual "Purim Shpiel" (play).
Max is a co-captain and leading member of the Millburn High School Forensics team, where he competes against other New Jersey high schools in a variety of forensics (speech and debate) competitions. He was named the state champion in Declamation & Oratory at the New Jersey Forensic League's Novice State Championship Tournament for 2010, and broke into the semifinal round at the 2011 Yale University Invitational (CT) in Dramatic Interpretation and the quarterfinal round at the 2010 Yale Invitational and 2010 George Mason University Tournament (VA) in Humorous Interpretation.
Max is also a Board Member Emeritus and one of the founding members for Autism Ambassadors, Inc., a national grassroots special-needs education service-learning program, which he helped start up with a few other students.
Max is also a Millburn High School peer leader.
Max spent a summer at the University of Maryland (College Park) as part of its Young Scholars Program, where he studied business and entrepreneurship.
Max is the recipient of the Dartmouth College Book Award, and attended the prestigious NJ Governors' School in the Sciences this summer. He is a national AP Scholar with distinction, and a National Merit Commended student.
In his (very little) free time, Max enjoys listening to his iPod, The West Wing, and watching the Mets.
He is looking forward to reporting about all kinds of interesting topics and musings as a columnist, writer and reporter for Patch.
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