Zile Cao

Zile Cao

Norman North High School

Founder and president of the non-profit Norman Chess Club, Cao received the Best Delegate Award from Model United Nations and was a National Qualifier Alternate in the International Extemporaneous Speaking and Congressional Debate. He is a National Finalist for the Chemistry Olympiad and a participant in Youth Leadership Oklahoma. Cao serves as the senior class president and Student Council publicity committee chair in addition to being Speech and Debate Club public forum captain. He is a National Merit semi-finalist and a National Advanced Placement Scholar. Cao plans to study political science and economics at the University of Pennsylvania. Scholarship sponsor: Molly and David Boren

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.