For Immediate Release
Posted: June 15, 2021


New Hampshire Department of Education
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Edelblut and Brennan congratulate New Hampshire’s U.S. Presidential Scholars

Two Granite State students among 161 honored nationwide

Concord – New Hampshire Education Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner today congratulated a pair of New Hampshire students, who were among the 161 high school students named to the 57th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars.

Fahim Ahmed of Goffstown (Goffstown Area High School) and Rebecca Zhu of Nashua (Nashua Senior High School South) were selected by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, and announced by U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona.  The Presidential Scholars Class of 2021 will be recognized in an online celebration for their outstanding achievement this summer.

“We are so proud that Fahim and Rebecca have been recognized for their academic achievement, community service, and leadership," Edelblut said. "They are a credit to their schools, and to the Granite State."

The U.S. Presidential Scholars program was established by executive order in 1964 to recognize some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. The program was expanded in 1979 to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts, and again in 2015, the program was again extended to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields.

For more information on the Presidential Scholars Program, visit the U.S. Department of Education or New Hampshire Department of Education.

Full list of 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars