GRAFTON, Mass.—Yimin Zhang, a senior at Grafton High School, was recognized during Monday’s school committee meeting for receiving this year’s Superintendent Scholar Award for academic excellence at the Worcester County Superintendent’s Association luncheon held in January.
Schools Superintendent James Cummings said Yimin was recognized, along with other students in the county with similar academic stardom, during a ceremony at Clark University.
“This is a wonderful young lady,” Cummings said. “Her achievements are very impressive.”
Yimin consistently earned “high honors” at Grafton High, handed to those students with a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.
Cummings said she is also a National Merit Scholarship Commended Student, has been recognized as a Rensselaer Medalist, which is given to those who have extinguished themselves in math and science, placed second in the International Chinese Essay Composition Contest, and has worked as a summer student at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts.
During Monday’s recognition, Cummings said Yimin moved to Grafton from Shanghai, China in May, 2001 and started in Grafton schools in kindergarten.
Cummings also said Yimin is currently taking advanced placement biology, a personal favorite, and said the faculty has encouraged her to pursue a career in both medicine and academia.
“I would like to thank everyone for the opportunities given academic wise,” Yimin said during the meeting.