Ponte Vedra Academy Students Crowned
Ponte Vedra High School's inaugural Mr. FINtastic program sponsored by our Senior Women organization . Senior…
Congratulations to senior, Elizabeth Fox, for being selected as the District recipient for the CTE US Presidential Scholar Award.
The United States Presidential Scholars Program is an award from the Department of Education that recognizes the academic achievements of distinguished US citizens graduating high school. It is described as “one of the Nation’s highest honors for high school students” in the United States of America.
The program was established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President of the United State to recognize the most distinguished graduating seniors for their accomplishments in many areas: academic success, leadership, and service to school and community. In 1979 it was expanded to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional scholarship and talent in the visual, creative, and performing arts. In 2015, the program was expanded once again to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical fields. Annually, the presidentially-appointed White House Commission on Presidential Scholars chooses up to 161 U.S. Presidential Scholars from among that year’s senior class. These Scholars are invited to Washington, DC in June for the National Recognition Program, featuring various events and enrichment activities and culminating in the presentation of the Presidential Scholars Medallion during a White House-sponsored ceremony.