Harborfield Star Student Selected as Presidential Scholar Candidate

Harborfields High School senior Greta Browne was recently selected as a 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholar Candidate based on her perfect ACT score.

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program recognizes graduating high school seniors throughout the country that demonstrate exceptional academic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities.

Browne is among more than 4,000 candidates out of nearly 3.5 million students expected to graduate from high school this year. Approximately 20 females and 20 males are selected as candidates from each state.

Each year, only 161 students are named Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students. If chosen, Browne will receive an all expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. in June where she will be awarded with a U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion during a ceremony sponsored by the White House and have the opportunity to hear from important figures such as government officials, educators, authors, musicians, artists and more.

“It is amazing,” she said. “To have all my hard work pay off for the ACT and be recognized for this program is such an honor.”

In addition to being a strong student, Browne is heavily involved at Harborfields High School. She is the president of French Club, part of the school’s mock trial team and a member of the school’s Honor Society, Art Honor Society and Foreign Language Honor Society. She was also recently named a 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program finalist.

Although not certain as to where she plans to attend college, Browne has been accepted to Yale University and is interested in studying topics such as linguistics and science.

Photo Above: Harborfields High School senior Greta Browne has been selected as a 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholar Candidate.

Photo courtesy of the Harborfields Central School District

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