Max Wu spent 4 years competing on the Mission San Jose Public Forum Team, with extensive success countrywide. In the 2015-2016 season, he highlighted an impressive season by reaching the finals of the Tournament of Champions, finishing one ballot away from first place. He has advanced into deep elimination rounds at numerous tournaments in a handful of states, including championing the Jon Schambers UOP Invitational and the Presentation Invitation two times each, and making it to quarterfinals at the NCFL Grand National Tournament, the Glenbrooks, Apple Valley, Stanford, and the California State Tournament among others. He has been ranked the #10 team by the end of the 2015-16 season, as well as the #1 team in California and the #1 team of two juniors. Outside of his personal success, Max served as the Public Forum Captain for the MSJ team in the 2015-16 school year and the President in the 2016-17 year, leading the team to enormous success and working in one-on-one and group instructional settings to improve research and speaking skills.