League City -- Armiya Humphrey, a senior at Clear Creek High School, has been named a United States Presidential Scholar. Armiya is one of only 141 seniors from across the country to be selected by the U.S. Department of Education for this honor. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made the announcement on May 4th.
Armiya was selected for her outstanding academic achievement, leadership, citizenship, and contributions to her school and community. Armiya has won a free four-day trip to Washington, D.C. for a series of recognition events that will culminate in a June 21st Medallion Ceremony at The White House with President Obama.
Armiya was allowed to invite the teacher who has influenced her the most and selected Mrs. Gwen Cash, A.P. U.S. History teacher and Clear Creek High School Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Cash is also the 2010 Teacher of the Year for Preserve America, a national initiative supported by The White House with funding from The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
The U.S. Department of Education anticipates that 3 million students will graduate from American high schools this year. How exciting it is to know that Armiya is considered to be one of the top 141 seniors nation-wide!
The attached government link http://www2.ed.gov/programs/psp/awards.html provides additional information regarding The U.S. Presidential Scholar Program and a list of all winners by state.