A local high school student was named a 2007 Presidential Scholar, the highest achievement for graduating seniors that the federal government gives, the Globe reports.
Mari K. Oye, a Wellesley High School senior, assembled a project that organized fund-raisers for social issues affecting Afghanistan. She also participated in the school's cross-country running and skiing teams.
Of the 3 million students expected to graduate high school this year, only 2,700 qualified for the program.
-- Richard Thompson
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