Solon's Michael Li Wins Siemens Award, One of Two Students In Ohio
Michael Li was honored by the Solon Board of Education for receiving the Siemens Award, which recognizes two students in each state who performed exceptionally on Math and Science AP Tests.
Li, who was recognized this week by the Solon School Board, receives a $2,000 scholarship.
"This is a huge accomplishment, and we are just so proud of Michael," said Ann Bruce, a Solon high guidance counselor.
The Siemens Award honors 101 of the country's brightest math and science minds - a male and female student from each state and two national winners. The students qualify by their exceptional performance in math and science Advanced Placement courses and tests.
Li's other accomplishments include being named grand prize winner at the Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair in 2008) and Science Olympiad Team and Individual Champion in 2009. He also is a pianist, and completed Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory track for piano in 2010.
Li said he does not know where he will be attending college in the fall but wants to use math and science to pursue a career in cutting-edge consumer electronics.
“I’d like to be at the vanguard of that frontier," he told the board.