US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced on Monday the selection of Nivedha Ram, who attends Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in Acton, as a 2013 US Presidential Scholar, according to a press release.
Ram is one of 141 outstanding American high school seniors that have demonstrated
outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, service, and contribution to school and community.
The US Presidential Scholars will be honored for their accomplishments in Washington D.C., from June 15-18. The teacher chosen for recognition by Ram was Brian Dempsey of Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in Acton.
The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, appointed by President Obama,
selects honored scholars annually based on their academic success, artistic excellence, essays, school evaluations and transcripts, as well as evidence of community service, leadership, and demonstrated commitment to high ideals.
The 2013 Presidential Scholars are comprised of one young man and one young woman
from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and from US families living abroad, as well as 15 chosen at-large and 20 Presidential Scholars in the Arts.
A complete list of 2013 US Presidential Scholars is available at http://www.ed.gov/programs/psp/awards.html.