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Liberty High School student awarded prestigious Flinn Scholarship


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  • Erin Dunsey/Peoria Unified School District

Daniel Nguyen

Liberty High School senior Daniel Nguyen was recently named as a Flinn Scholar. Nguyen is one of 20 high-achieving students in Arizona to receive the prestigious scholarship.

This Flinn Scholarship covers tuition, fees, and room and board to an Arizona public university. Additionally, it provides an opportunity for a three-week intensive overseas seminar, at least one additional study-related travel in the United States or internationally, mentorship, invitations to cultural events and membership of a community comprised of scholars and alumni. The package is worth an estimated $115,000.

Nguyen serves as the treasurer of the National Honor Society at Liberty High School. He is a member of the Spanish Honor Society and is a student athlete who participates in cross country and the pole vault. He plans to attend Arizona State University’s Barrett Honors College in the fall, majoring in molecular biology. After college, he would like to attend medical school and pursue a career in trauma surgery. He is currently EMT certified.

In partnership with Arizona’s three state universities, the Flinn Foundation develops enriched educational experiences to expand the recipient’s’ life and career options, while creating the challenging educational environment that students experience at the nation’s most selective colleges.

Background

Peoria Unified School District, which is located in the Northwest Valley, boasts a 93 percent high school graduation rate. It is one of the largest unified school districts in Arizona and prides itself on excelling schools, award-winning teachers, high test scores, specialized signature programs and championship sports programs. The vision of the Peoria Unified School District is “Every student, every day, prepared to shape tomorrow.”

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