Logan Lewis, a senior at Islands High School, has qualified as a candidate for the 2021 United States Presidential Scholars Program. Logan has been invited to apply for the prestigious program based on her demonstrated ability and accomplishments within the Veterinary Science Program at Islands High School. Among Logan's many achievements is her participation in the first-place team at the fourth annual FFA Veterinary Science Career Development Event.
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President to recognize some of our nation's most distinguished graduating seniors for their accomplishments in many areas: academic success, leadership, and service to school and community. In 1979, it was expanded to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional scholarship and talent in the visual, creative, and performing arts. In 2015, the program was expanded once again to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical fields. Students chosen as U.S. Presidential Scholars receive an expense-paid trip to Washington, D. C., and are presented the U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion at a ceremony sponsored by the White House, in commemoration of their achievements.
The Veterinary Science Program at Islands High School is the only Choice Program of its kind in the state of Georgia, and the first and only Veterinary Science Program in Georgia to receive Industry Certification.
Congratulations to Logan and thank you to Ms. Elizabeth Miegel for nominating and supporting Logan in the state and national application process.