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MHS and WHS Seniors Named to 2024 OK Academic All-State Class

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Anna Aguilar

MHS senior Joe Black and WHS senior Mark Nguyen named to the 2024 OK Academic All-State Class

Moore Public Schools learned that Moore High School senior Joe Black and Westmoore senior Mark Nguyen have been named to the 2024 Oklahoma Academic All-State Class. They are two of only 100 Oklahoma public high school seniors named as Academic All-State honorees for 2024 by The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence.  

MHS Academic All-Stater Joe Black

“These outstanding students reflect the academic excellence achieved in Oklahoma’s public schools,” OFE Executive Director Elizabeth Inbody said. “We are honored to have the opportunity to celebrate them and reiterate the importance of public education in Oklahoma.”

OFE will honor the 2024 Academic All-State class at the 2024 Academic Awards Celebration on Saturday, May 4, at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center in Norman. Each All-Stater will receive a $1,500 merit-based cash award, an honor cord and a medallion. Honorees are encouraged to invite a teacher who has significantly impacted their academic success to the event; these educators will be recognized during the ceremony. For the full list of the 2024 Oklahoma Academic All-State students visit here

Since the program launched in 1987, OFE has honored some 3,800 Academic All-State students from 336 school districts.  

WHS Academic All-Stater Mark Nguyen

OFE President Andrew J. Morris described the selection of the scholars as the most rigorous academic awards selection process in the state. To be eligible to apply, students must meet one of three criteria: an ACT composite score of at least 30; a combined SAT evidence-based reading & writing and math score of at least 1370; or be selected as a National Merit Semifinalist.

Applicants are evaluated based on academic achievement, leadership and community service, as well as letters of recommendation and an essay submitted by each applicant. Chaired by retired educator Jan McClaren, the selection committee works independently of other foundation activities. The committee is made up of a diverse group of business, education and civic leaders along with past honorees.

The 2024 All-Staters scored an average of 33 on the ACT, with seven scoring a perfect score of 36. The students’ average grade point average is 4.25, and 41 are National Merit Semifinalists. Nguyen is both a National Merit Semifinalist and a finalist.

Founded in 1985, the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence is a statewide nonprofit dedicated to recognizing and encouraging academic excellence in Oklahoma’s public schools. Through its flagship Academic Awards Program, the foundation presents $175,000 annually to honor outstanding public school students and educators. To learn more about the foundation, visit

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