Catherine Elizabeth Turke of Boise High School and Logan N. Frey of Thunder Ridge High School in Idaho Falls have been recognized by US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona as Presidential Scholars for their achievements in study, art or career and technical education.
This year’s 58th class of Presidential Scholars included 161 high school students from all over the country.
“Our 2022 Presidential Fellows represent the best of America and remind us that if our youth can achieve empowerment through education, there are no limits to what our youth can achieve,” Cardona said. “Today I join President Biden to celebrate a class of scholars whose pursuit of knowledge, generosity of spirit and exceptional talent brings great pride to our nation. During one of the most difficult periods in the history of our country and against the background of our recovery from the pandemic, our students have once again demonstrated their strength and the fact that they can bring a lot to our country. Thanks to them, I know that the future of America is bright. “
The The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars annually selects scholars based on their academic achievement, artistic and technical prowess, essays, school assessments and transcripts, and demonstrated commitment to community service and leadership.
Of the 3.7 million students who are expected to graduate from high school this year, more than 5,000 candidates have applied for the 2022 awards, which are determined by outstanding performance on SAT or ACT College Board exams or by nominating candidates from public school principals or others. recognition partner organizations.
Under the Presidential Decree, the 2022 U.S. Presidential Fellows consist of one young man and one young woman from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and American families living abroad, as well as 15 elected at large, 20 scholars in the arts and 20 scholars in vocational and technical education.
Established in 1964, the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program has honored more than 7,900 of the nation’s top students. The program was expanded in 1979 to recognize students who exhibit exceptional talent in the fine, literary and performing arts. In 2015, the program was again expanded to recognize students who demonstrate abilities and achievements in careers and technical education.
The 2022 Presidential Fellowship Class will be celebrated for its outstanding achievements this summer through an online recognition program.
The full list of U.S. Presidential Scholarships for 2022 is available online http://www.ed.gov/psp.
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