Dustin Liang

Sharon High School
Sharon, MA

Dustin Liang is a current senior at Sharon High School. He was diagnosed with T-ALL Leukemia on June 4th, 2023 and was to undergo two years of treatment that included chemotherapy, lumbar punctures, bone marrow biopsies, and blood infusions. He was forced to stop swimming, a sport he had done since he was three, and would likely have to take a gap year from school. Constant headaches, nausea, vomiting, stomach bloating, brain fog, and lack of appetite were among the many treatment side effects that he experienced. Despite these setbacks, he has done his best to not let cancer stop him. Through hard work and sheer determination, he has taken and completed various online and in-person classes required for him to graduate. He has also felt indebted to his community, which has supported him wholeheartedly through these tough times, causing him to co-found the organization dustinstrong.us. So far, Dustin and the organization have helped promote cancer awareness, organized a blood drive, participated in SAA-RI, and organized a charity run for Dana-Farber.

Scholarships Awarded in 2024: NSHSS Innovation in Technology Scholarship

Technology is everywhere, from behind the scenes with coding and software programming, or easily demonstrated through AI and robotics. The NSHSS Innovation in Technology Scholarship wishes to honor our students devoted to tech to tell us all about their passions for the field.