2 W.Va. students earn US Presidential Scholar honor

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two West Virginia high school students have received a national award honoring achievement in academics or the arts.

Robert C. Byrd High School senior Kelsey D. Lanz and Shady Spring High School senior Josef C. Heller are among 141 students who are part of the 51st class of U.S. Presidential Scholarships.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the honorees on Monday in a news release.

The program has honored almost 7,000 of the nation's top-performing students since it was created in 1964.

Each student will receive a Presidential Scholar Medallion at a ceremony on June 21.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent U.S. stories

Related topics

The Associated Press


    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast