An Indian-American girl, Shreya Bhadriraju, of Elkins High School in Missouri City, Texas is among 60 students in the US who have been nominated for the 2017 Presidential Scholars programme for exemplifying academic and artistic excellence.
The National YoungArts Foundation announced the Arts nominees on January 31 for the 2017 US Presidential Scholars. Speaking on the awardees the YoungArts president and chief executive Carolina Garcia Jayaram says, “each year, we are amazed by the artistry of the students who come through our programme, but this year raised the bar - the sheer talent and tenacity of the artists coming from all walks of life and every corner of the country was astounding, and we celebrate their work and look forward to what they will do next".
Presidential Scholars in the Arts honour high school seniors who exemplify academic and artistic excellence. During the programme, all Scholars receive a Presidential Medallion presented on behalf of the US President and will also participate in several recognition activities.