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Briar Woods High School Student is a U.S. Presidential Scholar nominee for CTE


Kavya Lalith, a Briar Woods High School Senior, is one of Virginia's five nominees for the U.S. Presidential Scholars for Career and Technical Education (CTE). Lalith now submits an application due in February 2023. Scholars are announced in May 2023. 


Lalith's teachers describe her as a remarkable young lady, a great student, a positive community member and a fantastic representative of CTE. She has taken classes in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Career and Marketing Career Clusters, while being an active participant in FBLA and DECA. Lalith held the positions of FBLA State VP & Shenandoah Region President (2022-23) and placed 10th in the Nation in Entrepreneurship at FBLA National Leadership Conference (June 2022).


U.S. Presidential Scholars Program recognizes and honors outstanding high school seniors whose performance demonstrates excellence.


Established in 1964, the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program began by executive order of the President to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. The program was extended in 1979 to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts, and in 2015, to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields. The Presidential Scholars is one of the nation's highest honors for high school students and awards the honor to up to 161 students.

For more information, visit the Department of Education's Website for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

Published January 19, 2023