Second Huang receives Presidential Scholar Award

Alex Huang

Alex Huang

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Last Monday, senior Alex Huang was taking a test. During his mental exercise, he received a text detailing his most recent and highest honor. Much to his dismay, it was not a casting call for an upcoming production of Les Misérables. Instead, he would follow the likes of his older sister, Sandy Huang, in becoming Iowa’€™s Presidential Scholar. The program recognizes at least one boy and girl from each state for outstanding high school achievement on the basis of academics, service, and leadership. Huang was involved throughout his high school career in quiz bowl, cross country, tennis, and volunteering, as well as being a part of the prestigious and exclusive Club 36. He plans to attend MIT in the fall majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. €œ” My unquenchable desires for learning and exploration have exposed me to a diverse and rich blend of academic and extracurricular experiences throughout my school years ,”€ Huang said. “I dreamed a dream in time gone by.”€ This summer, Huang will travel to Washington, D.C., where he will partake in seminars, lectures, and workshops aimed to build leadership skills. And, as the name implies, Huang will accept the 24 carat gold plated medallion from the hands of President Barack Obama. “€œI am excited to attend the conference, but I couldn’€™t have done it without help,”€ Huang said. “€œI’€™d like to thank Spencer Oh for feeding during LoL, and Risham, for being my Cosette.”€ Checkers, Huang’€™s rabbit and only sibling who has not been a Presidential Scholar, was unable to comment.