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Albany High students nominated for national distinction

ALBANY, N.Y. (Dec. 9, 2016) -- Albany High seniors Jacob Citone and Santos Otero were among the short list of nominees for the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars program released Dec. 9 by the New York State Department of Education.

 

Out of all high school seniors across New York State, only 25 had the honor of being nominated for this highly prestigious award. Students are recognized for their outstanding work in academics and the arts, as well as their success in career and technical education programs.

 

Assemblymember Patricia Fahy nominated the students (Fahy is on the left in the photo, with, L-R, Otero, Albany High Acting Principal Dale Getto and Citone).

 

"I could not be more proud to have helped nominate and to see Albany High School students Jacob Citone and Santos Otero recognized as Presidential Scholars nominees," Fahy said. 

 

"Jacob is an exceptionally well-rounded student who participates on the varsity tennis and cross country teams, in addition to being a percussionist.  Santos, as a third-year career and technical education student, has been diligent in the craft of carpentry and is focused on improving his community.  I commend both of these students and wish them success in their future endeavors."

 

Citone was one of 20 Academics and Arts nominees, while Otero was one of only five Career and Technical Education nominees.

 

Each year one young man and one young woman from each state are selected as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students. Through their hard work and dedication, Citone and Otero are now in contention to receive this honor.

 

Congratulations are in order for both as well as Albany High, which provided half of the four Capital Region nominees and was one of only two schools in the state to have multiple students selected.

 

The mission of the City School District of Albany is to educate and prepare all students for college and career, citizenship and life, in partnership with our diverse community. The district serves more than 9,600 students in 17 elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as well as other innovative academic opportunities for students, including four themed academies at Albany High School.

         
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