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Darien High School Senior Honored As U.S. Presidential Scholar

Congratulating Katie Tsui is (from left,) School Counselor Kim Taylor, Darien High School Principal Ellen Dunn, Katie Tsui and Assistant Principal Mike Sullivan.
Congratulating Katie Tsui is (from left,) School Counselor Kim Taylor, Darien High School Principal Ellen Dunn, Katie Tsui and Assistant Principal Mike Sullivan. Photo Credit: Contributed

DARIEN, Conn. -- Katie Tsui, a senior at Darien High School, has been selected as a 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholar.

Ellen Dunn, Darien High School Principal, said, “We are very proud of Katie Tsui. She is an outstanding student and a wonderful member of the Darien High School community. We congratulate Katie and her family on this extraordinary achievement.”

The United States Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by Executive Order of the President, to recognize and honor some of the nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors.

Each year, up to 161 students are named as a U.S. Presidential Scholar, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.

The Presidential Scholars will be honored for their accomplishments in Washington, D.C., from June 19-21. Each honoree will receive a Presidential Scholar Medallion.

Tsui is one of 160 outstanding high school seniors, out of 689 semifinalists, being honored for demonstrating outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, service and contribution to school and community. She is one of three Presidential Scholars from Connecticut.

The other two are: Tanusri Balla, a senior at the Academy of Information Technology & Engineering in Stamford; and Gunnar P. Smith, a senior at Ridgefield High School.

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