The New York State Department of Education is seeking nominations for an award for exemplary high school seniors through Oct. 28. Twenty students, including 10 boys and 10 girls, will be New York's candidates in the Presidential Scholars Program, which was established in 1964 by President Lyndon Johnson.
Outstanding students in career and technology programs are also eligible for a separate award, with an emphasis on "academic rigor, technical competence, employability skills, as well as ingenuity, creativity and real-world problem solving."
"It may be helpful to consider what attributes the student possesses which make him or her stand out as having outstanding scholarship and what special challenges or obstacles the student has overcome while still achieving high academic success," said Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele in an announcement this week.
All high school seniors graduating between January and June of 2022 are eligible. Teachers and administrators can send letters of nomination, no longer than two pages each, for one boy and one girl per high school, including the student's name and gender, mailing address, email address, and school information, by email to [email protected] or by mail to 3350 Noyac Road, Building B, Sag Harbor 11963.