Archmere Senior Tully Liu Named 2019 US Presidential Scholar
The U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced yesterday the selection of Tully Liu, senior at Archmere Academy, as a 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholar. Tully is one of 161 outstanding American high school seniors who have demonstrated unprecedented academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, service, and contribution to school and community. The U.S. Presidential Scholars will be honored for their accomplishments in Washington, D.C. this summer.
Of the 3.6 million students expected to graduate from high school this year, over 5,200 candidates qualified for the 2019 awards determined by excellent performance on the SAT and ACT Board of Colleges examinations or through nominations made by State Chief Officers, other partner recognition organizations and the National Youth Foundation's YoungArts ™ competition.
"I want to congratulate this year's class of Presidential Scholars on their performance both inside and outside the class," said US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. "Their hard work and dedication to excellence, no matter what challenge they tackle, will come in handy during their lifelong learning journeys, I have no doubt that many of tomorrow's leaders are part of this year's class of scholars."
According to the Presidential Executive Order, the 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholar class consists of a young man and a young woman from every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and American families living abroad, as well as 15 elected in general, 20 Scholars in the Arts and 20 Scholars in Career and Technical Education.
Since 1983, each Presidential Scholar has been offered the opportunity to name his or her most influential teacher. Each distinguished teacher is honored with a personal letter from the Secretary of Education. The teacher chosen for recognition by Tully was Archmere Academy Science Teacher Glenn Hartman.
The 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholar ceremony will take place on June 23rd, when each honoree will receive the President's Scholarship Medal.