Plano East Senior High School

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Plano East Senior High School
Teddy Xiong
Valedictorian
GPA
Colleges Accepted to:
4.638
University of Pennsylvania, MIT, University of Chicago,
University of Texas
Wharton School of Business at the University of
Pennsylvania
Business with finance concentration
College Attending:
College Major (planned):
Leadership Experience
Senior Class President, Executive Officer of Economics Club, Principal Trombone,
Marching Band Section Leader, Band Council Secretary/Treasurer, Whiz Quiz Captain,
FBLA Treasurer, Chinese Club Executive Committee
Extra-curricular Activities
Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Economics Club, Senior Class Officers, Future
Business Leaders of America, Whiz Quiz, Chinese Club, National Honor Society,
Freshman and Sophomore Basketball
Honors/Awards
National Merit Scholar
Presidential Scholars Program Semifinalist
Texas Association of Secondary School Principals All-State Academic Team
1st Place Business Communications at FBLA Nationals
1st Place Economics at FBLA State
AP Scholar with Distinction
All-Region Band/Jazz Band
CIE Young Achiever's Award
Panther Hall of Fame Inductee
1st Place UTD E2 Brainiacs 2010 Mathematics Competition
2nd Place CIE Texas Dragon Speech Competition
3rd Place Listening at Pan-American Student Forum
Confucius Scholar at Dallas Modern Chinese Language School
Outstanding Senior International Baccalaureate student
Outstanding Computer Science Student
Community Service
Summer Intern at Texas State Representative Angie Chen-Button's District Office,
Baccalaureate Big Band, American Cancer Society Garage Sale, Student Tutor, various
other volunteering with NHS or PESH band
What words would your teachers use to describe you?
Intelligent, insightful, inquisitive, extroverted, motivated, easy-going
What is your favorite subject and why?
I have always really liked math and history. Math because numbers are concrete and are
found everywhere in life. It has so many real-world applications, and I especially love the
problem-solving aspect of difficult math problems. I like history because the past has so
many lessons to guide us for the future. I enjoy learning how different events have
impacted and shaped the world we live in today.
Hobbies/Other Interests
I'm a huge sports fan and I absolutely love playing both basketball and football. The
intricate strategic elements behind these two sports are absolutely fascinating and I love
striking up conversations about the games and players. I also really enjoy music, having
played piano and later trombone for much of my life. It's a great release for me, and my
favorite genres are alternative, classical, jazz, and rap. I love a good game of Texas Hold
'Em and video games too. Finally, my friends are some of the best I could ask for, and I'm
always up for a great time hanging out with them.
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