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MHS Salutatorian - Daniel Xue

June 29, 2021

Daniel Xue is the salutatorian of the Class of 2021, meaning he ranks second highest in his graduating class and he gets to deliver the salutatory, or welcoming address, at the graduation ceremony.

Daniel Xue

Montgomery High School Principal Paul Popadiuk introduced Xue as a “warm, mature, upbeat young man.” “Daniel has developed a level of patience, tolerance, and understanding that is rare, even among adults,” he said. “He is an exceptionally deep thinker, and a polite gentleman.”

Xue earned a GPA of 99.96. He took a rigorous course load of eight honors courses and 11 Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Additionally, he has earned a score of 1570 out of 1600 on his first and only SAT exam.

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His strength is in the sciences, Popadiuk said. He has been a member of the science Olympiad since ninth grade, of which he was president this year. Despite his busy schedule, Xue found time to volunteer at the local Chinese school. He spent his summers instructing middle and high school students in robotics. He will attend the University of Pennsylvania in the Fall.


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