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Dulaney High student Mingni Dong honored as a 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholar

Towson, Md. – Mingni L. Dong of Dulaney High School is one of 161 high school seniors nationwide to be named a 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholar. Dong is among four Maryland students to earn this honor.

“This is a tremendous recognition for Mingni Dong, and we are so proud of her academic excellence,” said Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Myriam Rogers. “This honor brings attention to her hard work as well as the instruction, support, and inspiration provided by her family and by BCPS educators. As we celebrate her individual accomplishment, we highlight the strengths of our school system and our potential for even more excellence.”

In a Maryland State Department of Education news release, State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carey M. Wright said, “Our scholars exemplify excellence in Maryland public education.” U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, in a U.S. Department of Education news release, said, “The161 high school seniors selected for the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Presidential Scholars represent the best of our nation’s schools and inspire hope in the bright future of this country.”

Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students. The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars selects scholars based on their academic success, artistic and technical excellence, essays, and school evaluations and transcripts, as well as a demonstrated commitment to community service and leadership.

The 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars participate in an online recognition program this summer.

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