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Student Named Candidate in Presidential Program

posted Mar 7, 2017, 9:14 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON
VALDOSTA – Trevor Terry, a Lowndes High School senior, has been named a Career and Technical Education candidate as part of the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. 

The Career and Technical Education candidates were nominated by their chief state school officers based on their accomplishments in career and technical education fields, according to a press release. 

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 by presidential executive order to recognize some of the nation’s most distinguished graduating seniors for their accomplishments in many areas: academic success, leadership, and service to school and community. 

It was expanded in 1979 to recognize students demonstrating exceptional scholarship and talent in the visual, creative, and performing arts, according to the press release. 

In 2015, the program was expanded to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical fields. 

Annually, up to 161 U.S. Presidential Scholars are chosen from among that year’s senior class, representing excellence in education and the promise of greatness in America’s youth. 

All scholars are invited to Washington, D.C., 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. 

Terry is the son of Greg Terry and Heather Morin and will be attending the University of Georgia in the fall, according to the press release.