Chris Sacha Named 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholar


U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently announced the selection of Chris Sacha as a 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholar. Sacha, one of 141 other Presidential Scholars, demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, service, and contribution to school and community. In addition, Sacha chose Mr. Johnston to be recognized as her most influential teacher. The students were chosen by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, which is appointed by President Obama. The 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars are comprised of one young man and one young woman from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and from U.S. families living abroad, as well as 15 chosen at-large and 20 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts. Over 4,300 candidates qualified for the scholarship this year, which was determined by outstanding performance on the College Board SAT and ACT exams, and through nominations made by Chief State School Officers or the National YoungArts Foundation’s nationwide YoungArtsTM competition.

The Talon would like to congratulate Chris on her amazing achievement!