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School Board Recognizes Handley Students

Eunice Mejiadeu 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

At its February 22 meeting, the School Board recognized Eunice Mejiadeu for being chosen as a candidate for the Presidential Scholars Program.

The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and the United States Department of Education was established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President. It recognizes the accomplishments of some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating seniors. Students are chosen for outstanding performance on the ACT Assessment or the College Board SAT, and/or nomination by the Chief State School Officer (CSSO) or one of our partner recognition organizations, including for Career and Technical Education or in the Arts. Up to 161 U.S. Presidential Scholars are chosen annually. If circumstances permit, all Scholars will be invited to Washington, D.C. in June for the National Recognition Program, featuring events and enrichment activities including the Presidential Scholars medallion presentation during a White House-sponsored ceremony.

Congratulations Eunice for your hard work and being selected!

Amy Vargas-Aguillon
United Way Youth Volunteer of the Year

Amy Vargas-Arguillon was recognized for being selected as the United Way NSV Youth Volunteer of the Year at the February 22 School Board meeting.

The United Way Youth Volunteer of the Year Award was established in 1999 to recognize a high school student who has demonstrated a strong commitment to helping others and who served as a positive example to their peers. This year the honor went to Amy Vargas-Aguillon, a senior at John Handley High School. Amy has completed over 600 hours of community service through her membership and leadership in the Interact Club, Student Government Association, Key Club, Junior Classical League, Scholars Latino Initiative, Women with a Purpose, and the National Honor Society. She has also served over 62 hours as a Junior Volunteer at Winchester Medical Center.

Congratulations Amy and thank you for your service!