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United States Presidential Scholars Program

Ms. Maria Valerio
Ramey Aguadilla, Puerto Rico | February 18, 2021

Nicolas P a Senior at Ramey School has been named as a candidate in the 2021 United States Presidential Scholars Program in two categories.  Not only was Nicolas nominated for this prestigious award by the state’s Chief State School Officer based on his demonstrated ability and accomplishment within his career and technical program, but he has also qualified for the general component of the program based on outstanding performance in Standardized Test scores. Nicolas is currently completing his Programming Career Pathway in the Information Technology Cluster through DODEA’s Virtual High School.

About the U. S. Presidential Scholars Program: This program was established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President to recognize some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating seniors for their accomplishments in many areas: academic success, leadership, and service to school and community.  In 1979, it was expanded to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional scholarship and talent in the visual, creative, and performing arts.  In 2015, the program was expanded once again to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical fields. 

Each spring, the Commission on Presidential Scholars names up to 161 distinguished graduating high school seniors as U.S. Presidential Scholars.  Being selected as a U.S. Presidential Scholar is one of the highest honors our nation’s high school students may receive. 

Congratulations to Nicolas for this outstanding accomplishment!

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