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Violinist Renee Zhang named UW President's Medalist for 2018-19

Submitted by Joanne De Pue on February 18, 2020 - 3:51pm
  • Violinist Renee Zhang
    Violinist Renee Zhang (Photo: UW News).

The President’s Medalist Award celebrates the top student in each undergraduate class. Selected by a committee for their high GPA, rigor of their classes and number of Honors courses, the recipients for the 2018–19 academic year come from a broad range of disciplines.

Junior medalist Renee Zhang is preparing for a career in medicine with dual degrees in biology and violin performance, while also serving as concertmaster for the UW Symphony. Sophomore medalist Louis Patsawee Maliyam puts his problem-solving skills to work as a computer science major and celebrates his love for dance, which is his minor. Freshman medalist Piper Coyner is studying Persian and Near Eastern studies and actively exploring other interests, including cinema studies.

These exceptional students will be recognized at a reception with University President Ana Mari Cauce, and the award will be added to the students’ permanent academic record.

This article was originally published by UW Undergraduate Academic Affairs. Read the full article here.