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Miami student Ian Zhou recognized for outstanding achievements

Ian Zhou, a senior at the School for Advanced Studies at Wolfson in downtown Miami, has been recognized as part of the “Students Who Shine” program, which highlights exceptional local students.

CBS News Miami and the Florida Lottery sponsor the program, and Zhou was recognized for his many achievements, including being the first chair of the Greater Miami Youth Symphony and having a 5.1 GPA.

In addition to being a talented musician, Zhou is a natural-born leader who tutors students who can’t afford help, leads class discussions, and hosts SAT preparation sessions for up to 30 students on Mondays.

Zhou is also an accomplished writer and athlete, contributing to the North American Economic Herald publication to help the Chinese population and participating in the Miami first serve tennis program.

In the future, he plans to own an artificial intelligence company that focuses on improving daily life.

Zhou cites physicist Robert Feynman as one of his role models for his ability to explain complex theories in a way that anyone can understand.

The “Students Who Shine” program is presented by the Florida Lottery, which supports education by contributing billions and awarding countless Bright Futures scholarships.

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