Meet the 15-Year-Old Who Got Accepted Into 38 Universities And Won Over 1.6 Million In Scholarships!

by Gee NY
Dionn Megginson

At just 15 years old, the exceptional Black girl, Dionn Megginson, grabbed headlines in June last year when she graduated from Cedar Hill High School with an impressive 4.0 GPA.

What’s even more remarkable is that the young Black woman was offered over $1.6 million in scholarship offers.

Megginson’s academic achievements have not only made her family proud but have also garnered recognition throughout the district.

She made history as the youngest student to graduate from Cedar Hill ISD with an unweighted GPA of 4.0 and 51 college hours.

Her early graduation was made possible by completing grades kindergarten, fifth, and eighth through credit by exam.

Additionally, Megginson accrued 51 college hours in high school through a dual credit program offered by Cedar Hill High School and Dallas College.

Despite her rigorous academic schedule, Megginson actively participated in various high school activities, including serving as National Honor Society Parliamentarian, Gear Up Ambassador, and participating in clubs such as Spanish Club and Business Professionals of America.

She also dedicated time to the dance department and was a member of Cedar Hill High School’s Highsteppers dance team, citing performing with the Highsteppers as her favorite activity.

Recognized for her exceptional character, Megginson’s teacher at Plummer Elementary, LaShonda Henderson, described her as a young lady with high integrity and a humble heart.

Henderson highlighted Megginson’s commitment, self-discipline, and compassion for others, making her extraordinary beyond her academic achievements.

Megginson has decided to attend Texas Woman’s University to pursue a degree in Finance. She has received scholarship offers from various institutions, including Texas Woman’s University, which offered her $11,000 per year, along with other scholarships such as the J2A Scholarship and the Best Southwest Partnership Scholarship.

Megginson’s accomplishments have not gone unnoticed by her community. She is set to receive the City of Cedar Hill Mayoral Scholarship for 2023 during a city council meeting, an honor bestowed upon one student each year.

Cedar Hill Mayor Stephen Mason expressed pride in Megginson’s achievements, acknowledging her historic impact on the school. The school said they remain excited about her future accomplishments.

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