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The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program is proud to announce the CTE Presidential Scholar nominees for Ohio.

The following students were chosen by the Ohio Department of Education, Office of CTE staff as 2024 nominees to the US Presidential Scholars Program/CTE Component:

Lilly Blankenship, Great Oaks Career Campuses: Veterinarian Technology

Rishika Jeyaprakash, Great Oaks Career Campuses: Biomedical Sciences

Nathaniel Palaia, South-Western Career Academy: Engineering and Robotics

Jackson Ragone, Medina County Career Center: Criminal Justice

Dylan Wilson, Tri-Rivers Career Center: Computer Network

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.  Click here for more information.

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