Class of 2020 Baton Rouge Magnet High School students Cindy Zheng and Sunggun Lee were named U.S. Presidential Scholars by the U.S. Department of Education and the Presidential Scholar Commission.
Cindy Zheng is the daughter of Dr. Hong Hao and Dr. Zhe Zheng. Zheng is graduating with a 4.90 GPA. She scored a perfect 36 on the ACT. She was the President of the Beta Club at BRMHS. Zheng will attend Brown University in the Fall. She nominated Mrs. Lai Cao as her Distinguished Teacher. Before attending Baton Rouge Magnet High School, Zheng attended Glasgow Middle School.
Sunggun Lee is the son of Eunkyung Kim and Jeonghoon Lee. Lee is the Co-Valedictorian of Baton Rouge Magnet High School and is graduating with a 4.95 GPA. He scored a perfect 36 on the ACT. He is the President of Mu Alpha Theta at BRMHS. Lee will attend Duke University in the Fall. He nominated Ms. Cara O’Dell as his Distinguished Teacher. Before attending Baton Rouge Magnet High School, Lee attended Glasgow Middle School and BRCVPA.
The United States Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by Executive Order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our Nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. Students from both public and private schools are invited to apply to the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program based on their performance on the ACT and SAT tests. Each year, up to 161 students are named U.S. Presidential Scholars, one of the Nation’s highest honors for high school students. All scholars are honored for their accomplishments during the National Recognition Program, held in Washington, D.C.
For program details and all winners: https://www2.ed.gov/programs/psp/index.html