Nashua student to receive Presidential Scholar Award

NASHUA — Nashua-Plainfield student Caleb Lines has been selected as one of 161 seniors for the U.S. Presidential Scholar Award. He’ll travel to DC in June to receive his medallion from President Donald Trump, the school district announced Tuesday.

Lines was chosen out of 10 Iowa semi-finalists.

A news release from the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program says it was established in 1964 by presidential executive order to recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979, the program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts. In 2015, the program was again extended to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields. Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.