Two members of the Hathaway Brown Class of 2017 have been named U.S. Presidential Scholars. This prestigious honor is reserved for only up to 161 graduating high school seniors in the United States each year. Regan Brady '17 and Lina Ghosh '17 will be honored for their academic accomplishments through the National Recognition Program and they will be guests of the U.S. Department of Education at a special ceremony in June. They'll each receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the nation's capital to meet with government officials and educators. To commemorate the achievement, the Scholars will be greeted by the President of the United States, and they will receive Presidential Scholar Medallions at a ceremony sponsored by the White House. Each Scholar may select a teacher who has influenced her life to be part of the ceremony. Regan has selected Middle School History Department Chair and Speech & Debate Coach Jason Habig to join her, while Lina has chosen Director of the Center for Global Citizenship Joe Vogel for the honor.
Established in 1964, the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was created by Executive Order of the President to recognize some of our nation's most distinguished students graduating from high school. The Scholars represent "excellence in education and the promise of greatness in young people."
Regan and Lina were identified for the program based on their high academic achievement. Remarkably, this is the second consecutive year that HB has had two students from the same class earn this distinction. Hathaway Brown is proud to be the alma mater of eight alumnae who were named U.S. Presidential Scholars in their senior years: Isabella Nilsson '16, Kavya Ravichandran '16, Alyssa Bryan '13, Laney Kuenzel '08, Amy Hollinger '05, Edith Hines Williams '00, Caroline Campbell '98, and Genevieve Mathieson Kilmer '96.
To learn more about the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program and for the complete list of this year's Scholars, visit the U.S. Department of Education website: http://1.usa.gov/1beUJXq.