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Five Students Named District Nominees for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

News Release                                                  

For Immediate Release                                                                

November 28, 2018

Five Students Named District Nominees for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Five Grand Forks Public Schools seniors have been named district nominees for the U.S. Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program.

Cortney Gereau (Grand Forks Central High School), Kyle Hogland (Grand Forks Central High School), Chloe Rowekamp (Red River High School), Andrew Stayman (Grand Forks Central High School), and Mandy Williamson (Grand Forks Central High School) have been submitted to the North Dakota Department of CTE for consideration of the award.

“These students were selected for their demonstration of outstanding academic, technical, employability, and professional skills within their CTE courses. These nominees are outstanding representatives of their respective CTE programs,” said Eric Ripley, Executive Director of CTE.

Each of the students has completed a CTE coordinated plan of study or career pathway, have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and 3.25 grade point average in their CTE coordinated plan of study or career pathway, and have demonstrated technical competence, employability, ingenuity, creativity, and problem-solving skills.

The state department will review all applications before selecting up to five state applicants to advance to the Commission on Presidential Scholars. The applicants will be reviewed by a committee of qualified individuals experienced in career and technical education. The committee will choose 60 applicants to be named as semifinalists. The 60 CTE semifinalist applications will then be reviewed by the Commission on Presidential Scholars. All 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars will be selected by the Commission on Presidential Scholars and will receive the Presidential Scholars Medallion at a ceremony in their honor in Washington, D.C.

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