Syed Aslam

Norman North High School

A National Merit finalist and Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction, Aslam is ranked first in his class at Norman North High School. He is the director of United Way of Norman’s LEAD Program and worked conducting Alzheimer’s research in Dr. Yihan Shao’s lab at the University of Oklahoma. Aslam is a National Honor Society outstanding member as well as a member of Islamic Society of Norman’s youth group. He was named Teen Hero Volunteer at the Norman Regional Hospital System and also volunteers with the Oklahoma Blood Institute and the Norman Public Library. Aslam plans to study biochemistry at the University of Oklahoma. Scholarship sponsor: Home Creations

Grace Qi

Norman North High School

Qi is a National Merit finalist and Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction. She is Oklahoma Distributive Education Clubs of America State president and both a four-year Oklahoma DECA State Champion in Food Marketing and a Top 20 testing finalist at the DECA International Career Development Conference in Food Marketing. Qi is a state Science Olympiad Champion in Designer Genes, Astronomy, Water Quality and Disease Detectives. She is director of membership for Oklahoma High School Democrats and founder and co-president of the Norman North Asian Culture Club. Qi is a member of the Norman North Speech and Debate Leadership Council, and she coaches speech and debate at the Norman Chinese School. She plans to study applied economics and management at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Scholarship sponsor: Sarkeys Foundation