Mason Sufnarski was born in Albany, NY and moved with his family to Matthews, NC just three weeks later. He is currently 17 years old, a senior in high school, and living in Waxhaw, NC in Union County. He spends most of his downtime outdoors, recently traveling to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico with the Boy Scouts. He also enjoys spending time with his two dogs and playing recreational basketball with his friends. When Mason is indoors he likes to keep up to date with current events, especially relevant stories about the environment, technology, and space exploration.
Nicholas Boyer was born in Australia and also lived in England and Florida before settling in NC about 9 years ago. With living in all of those places, he fondly notes that he has gotten to see a lot of interesting things, including historical sites such as castles in England. He loves living in the mountains where he enjoys camping, hiking, and exploring nature. Nicholas also enjoys playing soccer. He is a recent graduate of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) and is living in Horseshoe, NC. At NCSSM he founded a geology club which he was able to run virtually during the COVID-19 shutdown. The club discussed various topics ranging from rocks & minerals, looking at different crystals and how the atoms are arranged and calculating density.