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Albany High senior a Presidential Scholar semifinalist

ALBANY, 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.

 

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 School.

         
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