Albany High senior a Presidential Scholar semifinalist
N.Y. (April 25, 2017) --
Albany High School senior Santos Otero has been named a
semifinalist in the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
That means he is in the running to be one of up to 141 scholars from
throughout the country selected for the prestigious program, one of the
nation’s highest honors for high-school students.
Of the total number of Presidential Scholars to be selected, about 20
are career and technical education scholars and 20 are arts scholars.
One male and one female student from each state make up the rest of the
scholars chosen from throughout the country.
Otero's area of expertise is carpentry and he has a deep interest in
giving back to his community. He is pictured at right in the carpentry
shop at Albany High's Abrookin Career and Technical Center.
Otero was nominated for the award by Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy through
the New York State Department of Education.
Decisions on Presidential Scholar finalists will be made in early May.