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Millbrook Senior Named as a US Presidential Scholar

11 May 2017 News

Millbrook High School senior Logan Apple has been named the first ever Career and Technical Education U.S. Presidential Scholar from Virginia. Only 20 students nationwide are named U.S. Presidential Scholars in CTE each year.

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program honors graduating high school seniors for academic excellence, artistic accomplishments and civic contributions. Logan and the other U.S. Presidential Scholars will be recognized at the Salute to the U.S. Presidential Scholars event at the Kennedy Center next month.

The United States Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by Executive Order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our Nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. Each year, up to 141 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the Nation’s highest honors for high school students. In honoring the Presidential Scholars, the President of the United States symbolically honors all graduating high school seniors of high potential.

In 2015, President Obama signed an Executive Order expanding the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, for only the second time in 50 years. The Executive Order called for a new category of outstanding scholars in career and technical education (CTE). An inaugural class of 20 CTE Scholars was honored in 2016. Previously, the program was expanded in 1979 by President Carter to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, literary, and performing arts.

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