Lana Mohamed, Arizona’s First CTE U.S. Presidential Scholar
The U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos, announced today the 54th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars. More than 5,200 students qualified as candidates, determined by their outstanding performance on the SAT and ACT exams or through the nominations of several recognized education organizations.
The 2018 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, 20 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts and 20 U.S. Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education.
While we congratulate Seyoon Kim and Aditya Sivakkumar for being chosen from our state, it is Lana Mohamed from Centennial High School who gets our utmost admiration and applause for being one of the 20 chosen CTE students. She is the first CTE student from Arizona to be selected as a U.S. Presidential Scholar since they added the Career and Technical Education field in 2015. We also want to congratulate Nithin Ravi of Mountain Ridge High School who made it as a CTE semi-finalist.
For more information and the full list of students you can read the full press release here.