Littleton High School Junior Kenneth Huynh has been chosen as the first recipient of the CBS4 Future Leaders Award. The award is presented by Colorado School of Mines as an initiative to recognize Colorado High School students excelling in STEM subjects. The special recognition comes with a $1,000 award.
Huynh is participating in the LHS STEM Certificate Program, which requires him to maintain a good GPA in math and science, take STEM electives, and do 100-hours of outside of school STEM-related activities. Among those, Huynh volunteers to teach science experiments to kindergarteners at Highland Elementary School.
As part of his work at Highland, he does simple, homemade experiments for the kindergartners like making a lava lamp with water, oil, and food coloring, and blowing up a balloon with pop rocks and soda pop.
Along with his rigorous coursework Huynh also volunteers at Anschutz Medical Center and serves on the Children's Hospital Mental Health Youth Action Board. He is hoping to become an Emergency Physician.
In an interview with CBS4, Heather Bartlett, the STEM Coordinator at Littleton High School, said of Huynh “When he gets a job at a hospital and is an emergency room physician, he’s going to bring out the best in all of those around him.”
Huynh also participates in the CU Denver Colorado Student Leaders Institute, is a member of the Speech and Debate and FBLA clubs, Student Council, and runs cross country and track and field for Littleton High School.
Check out CBS4's story on Huynh!
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