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Congratulations to Josh Chi for being named Academic All-Star

Posted in Uncategorized by houstonmustangs on October 9, 2009

Congratulations to senior Josh Chi for being named among the latest round of The Commercial Appeal’s Academic All-Stars. Josh was nominated in the General Scholarship category. The Academic All-Stars program recognizes high school students throughout the Memphis-Shelby County area for excellence in academics, leadership and community service. Josh’s accomplishments are included below as they will appear in the Germantown section of The Commercial Appeal.

* Josh, a senior, is a well-rounded student who combines diligence and hard work to reach his goals. He is Houston’s valedictorian, holding a 4.0 unweighted grade point average. Josh recently was named a National Merit Semifinalist. He scored 35 on the ACT and 2300 on the SAT. He has been inducted into the National Honor Society and the National Latin Honor Society. In the 10th and 11th grades, he received Summa Cum Laude distinction for perfect scores on the National Latin Exam. Josh, who plans to major in biomedical engineering, was selected to attend the Tennessee Governor’s School for Engineering at the University of Tennessee. Josh also is president of the Martial Arts Club and treasurer of the Key Club. He is a member of the Beta Club, the Junior Classical League, Knowledge Bowl Team and Mu Alpha Theta, the math honor society. He has been a part of the Marching Band and Wind Ensemble, playing the trombone. Josh always puts his full effort and focus into his work. He has performed community service at the Pink Palace Museum, the Cordova Arts and Crafts Festival and Vacation Bible School at the Korean Baptist Church of Memphis. He is involved in Bridge Builders and tutors middle school students. Josh received a Jefferson Award for Outstanding Community Service from the Jefferson Award’s Youth Initiative Program. He is an outstanding role model for younger students, his peers and the faculty.

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