Manchester, NH - Elizabeth Krogman of Dunbarton was recently listed as one of 160 outstanding high school seniors in the U.S. named as a Presidential Scholar. These scholars are students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, service, and contribution to school and community. The U.S. Presidential Scholars will be honored for their accomplishments in Washington, D.C. June 19-21.
In order to be considered for this recognition, students are invited to apply either by recommendation from the state or by having some of the highest test scores in the state. Roughly 4-5,000 are chosen from the three million seniors graduating this year, and from there 1-2,000 semi-finalists are decided. A committee reviews the semi-finalists and choose the 160 presidential scholars for the year from that pool, with at least one girl and one boy from each state.
Liz has demonstrated these ideals throughout her years at Derryfield. She has accomplished much—earning highest honors every term, being named the Peter S. Freedman Founders scholar, being awarded the Henrietta Mesches Memorial Scholarship, plus participating on the equestrian, varsity basketball (captain senior year), and varsity field hockey teams. She was also chosen for the Class of 1970 award and is president of Key Club and the Editor-in-Chief for the school newspaper, Lamplighter. Liz shared, “the application itself was much like a college application with recommendations and a transcript needed, coupled with a few essay questions.” The Derryfield community congratulates Liz on this special recognition, and wishes her luck as she heads to Duke University in the fall to study biology and English.
Since 1983, each Presidential Scholar has been offered the opportunity to name his or her most influential teacher. Each distinguished teacher is honored with a personal letter from the Secretary of Education. The teacher chosen for recognition by Ms. Krogman is upper school English faculty member Richard Anthony.
The Derryfield School is a coeducational, non-sectarian, college-preparatory day school currently serving 388 students in grades 6-12 from 50 communities. The mission of The Derryfield School is to inspire bright, motivated young people to be their best and provide them with the skills and experiences needed to be valued, dynamic, confident, and purposeful members of any community. For more information about the school, please visit the website at www.derryfield.org.