For Immediate Release
Posted: May 21, 2020


New Hampshire Department of Education
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Two NH seniors, both from Nashua schools, named Presidential Scholars

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By Kimberly Houghton

Two Nashua students are among an elite group of seniors chosen as U.S. Presidential Scholars.

The winners of the 56th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars were announced on Thursday, and include two New Hampshire students – Jeffrey Lam of Nashua High School South and Claire Emily Reynolds of Bishop Guertin High School.

The U.S. Presidential Scholars program recognizes some of the nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors, and New Hampshire had six semifinalists among the pack. Lam co-founded Innovations Club at Nashua High School South in 2017, is an avid runner and has been active with the New Hampshire Governor’s Youth Advisory Council and Nashua Prevention Coalition.

"Jeffrey Lam is an amazing young man. He is a top scholar and well-rounded student who thrives to find success," said Nashua High School South Principal Keith Richard.

Reynolds is an accomplished tennis competitor, is president of the school’s Science National Honor Society and active with the school’s Student Ambassadors program.

"Claire has been a tremendous contributor to the Bishop Guertin community. In addition to pursuing a rigorous sequence of courses and earning valedictorian honors for the Class of 2020, Claire is a distinguished student-athlete, having earned State Champion Tennis honors," said Principal Jason Strniste.

The two Nashua teens are among a group of 161 prestigious students chosen as U.S. Presidential Scholars this year.