Friday , 22 June 2018

Report: McKinney Boyd Student Named Presidential Scholar

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Dillon Stull of McKinney Boyd is one of only four students in Texas named a prestigious 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholar, according to a story in Thursday’s Dallas Morning News.

More than 3,300 students qualified and 141 were chosen by the U.S. Department of Education. Criteria for choosing the scholars include academics, arts, school evaluations, essays, leadership and communit service. They are selected by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, a group of private citizens appointed by President Barack Obama.

Stull, a senior tennis player for the Broncos, also founded the club H2Ope at Boyd. It raises money for fresh water wells in Africa, and the DMN said the club’s most recent success will be a new well in South Sudan.

A well-rounded student, not only did Stull and his tennis teammates reach the state tournament, he will spend this summer in Mozambique for two weeks on a mission trip with First Baptist Church of McKinney.

“Faith is a central part of my life,” Stull told the newspaper.

Stull and the other Scholars will get an expense-paid trip to Washington D.C., on June 16-19, when they’ll be honored. The DMN story said each student is given an opportunityto bring with them to the ceremony an educator who inspired them. Stull has chosen McKinney ISD Superintendent J.D. Kennedy.

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