Yukon’s Vo named Academic All-Stater

Among 100 top public high school seniors honored

Yukon’s Alexander Vo, a 2023 Mustang High School graduate, is among 100 outstanding Oklahoma public school seniors named as Academic All-Staters. (Photo provided)

Alexander Vo of Yukon has earned the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence’s highest distinction.

Vo, a 2023 graduate of Mustang High School, was among 100 outstanding seniors from Oklahoma public schools who were honored by the foundation as Academic All-Staters.

These 100 top public high school seniors, selected from hundreds of nominations statewide, hail from 75 schools in 68 Oklahoma school districts.

A U.S. Senate Youth Program finalist and alumnus of Youth Leadership Oklahoma, Vo is a member of Youth Leadership Exchange Oklahoma City and co-principal clarinetist of the Oklahoma Youth Orchestra.

He served as principal clarinetist in the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute Orchestra and Boston University Tanglewood Institute Wind Ensemble. He is winner of the Oklahoma City Symphonic Band 2023 Concerto Competition and received the national Fred J. Miller Award.

Vo is the Mustang National Honor Society president, Tri-M music honor society vice president, and head clarinet section leader of his band.

He plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin and double major in music performance and public relations.

Vo received a $1,500 Academic All-State award sponsored by First National Bank & Trust Co. of Chickasha, for which foundation trustee John Gordon serves as chief executive officer.

Alexander Vo (right), an Academic All-Stater from Yukon, is congratulated by Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence trustee John Gorton during the foundation’s recent Academic Awards Banquet in Tulsa. (Photo provided)

37th CLASS

The 2023 Academic All-State class is the 37th to be selected by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence.

Since the award program’s inception in 1987, some 3,700 high school seniors from 335 school districts have been named Academic All-State scholars.

This year’s All-Staters scored an average of 33 on the ACT, with six recipients scoring a perfect 36.

The students’ average GPA was 4.25. In addition, 29 of this year’s All-Staters are National Merit semifinalists.

Each of this year’s All-Staters received a $1,500 merit-based scholarship, honor cord, and a medallion.

The All-Staters were recognized at the foundation’s 37th annual Academic Awards Celebration on May 20 at the Cox Business Convention Center in Tulsa.

The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence is a statewide nonprofit organization that recognizes and encourages academic excellence in Oklahoma’s public schools.