Albany High students nominated for national
ALBANY, N.Y. (Dec. 9, 2016) -- Albany High seniors
Jacob Citone and Santos Otero were among the short list of nominees for
the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars program released Dec. 9 by the New
York State Department of Education.
Out of all high school seniors across New York State, only 25 had the
honor of being nominated for this highly prestigious award. Students are
recognized for their outstanding work in academics and the arts, as well
as their success in career and technical education programs.
Assemblymember Patricia Fahy nominated the students (Fahy
is on the left in the photo, with, L-R, Otero, Albany High Acting
Principal Dale Getto and Citone).
"I could not be more proud to have helped nominate and to see
Albany High School students Jacob Citone and Santos Otero recognized as
Presidential Scholars nominees," Fahy said.
"Jacob is an exceptionally well-rounded student who
participates on the varsity tennis and cross country teams, in addition
to being a percussionist. Santos, as a third-year career and
technical education student, has been diligent in the craft of carpentry
and is focused on improving his community. I commend both of these
students and wish them success in their future endeavors."
Citone was one of 20 Academics and Arts
nominees, while Otero
was one of only five Career and Technical Education nominees.
Each year one young man and one young woman from each
state are selected as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest
honors for high school students. Through their hard work and dedication,
Citone and Otero are now in contention to receive this honor.
Congratulations are in order for both as well as Albany High, which
provided half of the four Capital Region nominees and was one of only
two schools in the state to have multiple students selected.
The mission of the City School District of
Albany is to educate and prepare all students for
college and career, citizenship and life, in partnership with our
diverse community. The district serves
more than 9,600
students in 17
elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood
schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as
well as other innovative academic opportunities for students,
including four themed academies at Albany High