Manchin Congratulates Harrison and Raleigh County Students For Receiving Prestigious Presidential Scholar Award
Kelsey D. Lantz of Robert C. Byrd High School and Josef C. Heller of Shady Spring High School have been awarded as 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars
Washington, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) congratulated West Virginia’s 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars Kelsey D. Lantz of Robert C. Byrd High School in Harrison County and Josef C. Heller of Shady Spring High School in Raleigh County. The students were selected by the White House Commission from more than 4,300 qualifying candidates for their academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, service and contribution to school and community.
“Kelsey and Josef have sincerely earned this prestigious award through their dedication and hard work in their academics and within their communities,” Senator Manchin said. “These young leaders have set an example, not only for our youth but for all West Virginians that should inspire us to strive for excellence in our lives and make a difference in our communities. I commend Kelsey and Josef on their accomplishments, and I wish them the best in their future endeavors.”
The Mountain State honorees are among 141 high school seniors who traveled to Washington, D.C. this week for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program’s annual National Recognition Week, where their award was commemorated with an official ceremony.
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