Lauran Zheng

Lauran Zheng

Deer Creek High School

Winner of the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership for Service Presidential Service Award, Zheng served as a HOBY ambassador and junior facilitator. She is a National Merit finalist and an Advanced Placement Scholar with Honors. Zheng is Key Club president, Piano Club president, and the layout editor of her school newspaper. She participates in Gay Straight Alliance, Environmental Club, Art Club and Pep Club. Zheng has played piano for 10 years and enjoys writing and editing articles for her school newspaper, and volunteering in her community. She plans to attend the University of Oklahoma, majoring in psychology. Scholarship sponsor: The Oklahoma Publishing Company

For our televised Academic Awards Tribute, we asked Academic All-Staters to submit a brief video introducing themselves and an honored teacher that they had planned to invite to the Academic Awards Banquet. Each student recognizes an honored teacher who has had a profound impact on his or her life.