Students will organize and school supply drives, clean up city parks, help teachers get classrooms ready for school and tend neglected gardens.
Sameer Deshpande is among 141 high school graduates in the nation selected as 2009 Presidential Scholars.
UNT's program for gifted high school students continues to provide head start on math, science related careers.
Brittney Stewart, a student at the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science , has been named a Gates Millennium Scholar.
Jeremy Lai won second place in the Dupont Challenge, a national science essay competition for high school students.
UNT was one of only five schools nationwide to achieve the maximum number of scholars.
Wen Chyan is one of 40 finalists in the country and one of only 2 from Texas to be named a finalist in the 2009 Intel Science Talent Search.
The Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS) had more semifinalists than any Texas school.
Wen Chyan won the national Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology for his work engineering a polymer coating that could help prevent common -- and sometimes deadly -- bacterial infections resulting during hospital stays.
UNT's Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science students received $7,860 to commercialize an invention that allows employees of a Fort Worth company who use wheelchairs to conduct work they previously could not do.