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Ensworth High Student Selected As A ‘U.S. Presidential Scholar'

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Ensworth High School senior Katelyn McEvoy was selected as a 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholar (Image courtesy Ensworth High School) Ensworth High School senior Katelyn McEvoy was selected as a 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholar (Image courtesy Ensworth High School)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Ensworth High School senior Katelyn McEvoy was selected as the only student in Middle Tennessee and just the third in the state to receive the 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholar award.

The announcement was made by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Award recipients are honored for their "academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, service and contribution" to their schools and communities.

McEvoy was one of 141 high school seniors across the country who were selected.

"Presidential Scholars demonstrate the accomplishments that can be made when students challenge themselves, set the highest standards, and commit themselves to excellence," Duncan said. "I'm honored to celebrate their creativity, hard work, and community service, and I encourage them – and all students – to continue to showcase the capacity for greatness in our nation's young people."

According to a press release from Ensworth, McEvoy was noted for becoming a Capstone Scholar and National Merit Finalist. She conducted a project to write a "Latin textbook using original Neo-Latin texts to tell the story of monumental upheavals in the Renaissance. She was also noted for working for five years as an assistant swim coach for Special Olympics.

Scholars were expected to be honors in Washington D.C. in June.

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