Congratulations to ConVal senior Aria Frehner who has been nominated as a U.S. Presidential Scholar.
“Aria is an exemplary student who has shown a strong commitment to her education,” Principal McKillop said. “We are thrilled to see her nominated for this top honor and could not be prouder of her for this accomplishment.”
Frehner is a top member of her class and has taken several honors and AP courses at ConVal Regional High School. She is a member of the German Club and the National Honor Society and has taken part in several plays and musicals over the last four years.
“Being nominated for the Presidential Scholars Program was a big surprise, but I am very honored. Even if I don’t make the final cut, I am proud of my accomplishments and thankful to everyone who helped me get here,” Frehner said.
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979, the program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts. In 2015, the program was again extended to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields. Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.