North Allegheny student named a U.S. Presidential Scholar

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A student at North Allegheny Senior High School today became one of 141 high school seniors named a 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholar.

Surabhi Beriwal and the other students were chosen for "demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, service, and contribution to school and community," according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Education.

Each scholar can choose a teacher for recognition. David Morris. who teaches English at North Allegheny Senior High, was selected.

More than 3,900 students nationwide were eligible to compete for the honor based on their SAT or ACT college entrance exams and through nominations by Chief State School Officers or the National YoungArts Foundation’s nationwide YoungArts competition.

The winners will be honored from June 22 to June 25 in Washington, D.C.

Education writer Eleanor Chute: or 412-263-1955.

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