Sylvania resident, TSA student named Presidential Scholar | News
SYLVANIA, OH (Toledo News Now) - Sean M. Howe, a Sylvania resident and Toledo School for the Arts student, has been named a 2013 Presidential Scholar.
Howe was among 141 students named Presidential Scholars by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan this week.
“Presidential Scholars demonstrate the accomplishments that can be made when students challenge themselves, set the highest standards, and commit themselves to excellence,” Duncan said. “I’m honored to celebrate their creativity, hard work, and community service, and I encourage them – and all students – to continue to showcase the capacity for greatness in our nation's young people.”
Scholars are selected by a committee appointed by the president based on academic success, artistic excellence, essays, school evaluations and transcripts, as well as evidence of community service, leadership, and demonstrated commitment to high ideals.
Created in 1964, the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program has honored more than 6,000 of the nation’s top-performing students with an award given to honorees during the annual ceremony in D.C. The 2013 ceremony will be held June 16, when Howe will receive a Presidential Scholar Medallion.
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