Rozic: John Bowne High School Student Named 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholar

Congratulates Emily Ramprashad on being selected as a Career and Technical Education nominee
December 4, 2017

Assemblywoman Nily Rozic congratulates John Browne High School student Emily Ramprashad, who was one of 24 CTE students from around the state to be selected as a nominee for the 2018 Presidential Scholars Program.

Flushing, NY – Today, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D,WF-Fresh Meadows) announced that Emily Ramprashad of John Bowne High School has been selected as a nominee for the Career and Technical Education for the 2018 Presidential Scholars Program. Ms. Ramprashad joins 24 other high school seniors across the state that have been recognized.

“I am delighted to congratulate Emily Ramprashad of John Bowne High School on being nominated by the New York State Education Department as a candidate for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program,” said Rozic. “Queens students as talented and hard working as Emily deserve recognition by New York State, and I thank Commissioner Elia and John Bowne High School for elevating and nurturing one of our best and brightest.”

Established in 1964 by executive order of the President, the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program honors our nation’s most distinguished high school students. The program was extended in 1979 to recognize students demonstrating exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts. Most recently, the program was extended to recognize students demonstrating exceptional talent in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.

Students chosen as U.S. Presidential Scholars receive a trip to Washington, D.C. in June and the

U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion at a ceremony sponsored by the White House. During their visit to Washington, Scholars will meet important national and international figures, including government officials, educators, authors, musicians and scientists.

John Bowne High School is located in Flushing and is one of the most diverse school communities in Queens. Students have access to a wide variety of programming in agriculture, S.T.E.M., the arts, and law. More information on John Bowne’s academics can be found on the school’s website. Those interested in learning more on the Presidential Scholars Program can visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website.