Danny Zhuang, Metea Valley High School

Danny Zhuang readily admits he didn't get straight As in junior high school. "It was a developing time," explains Zhuang, of Aurora, who used the Bs in junior high to push himself toward excellence at Metea Valley High School. The strategy worked: Zhuang is set to graduate with a 4.75 GPA... Nuccio DiNuzzo, Chicago Tribune