Albany High's Heller nominated for national distinction
N.Y. (Dec. 1, 2017) -- Albany High School senior Max Heller was among
the short list of nominees for the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars
program that the New York State Department of Education released Nov.
Out of all high school seniors across New York State, only 25 had the
honor of being nominated for this highly prestigious award. Of those, 20
students were selected for their outstanding work in academics and the
arts, and five for their success in career and technical education
Heller was among those nominated in the academic and arts category.
Assemblymember Patricia Fahy nominated him for this distinction.
“What Max has accomplished at such a young age is truly remarkable,
including completion of 13 Advanced Placement and International
Baccalaureate courses, and serving as captain of the track and
cross-country teams,” Fahy said.
“He has done all this while maintaining a 99.76 percent average, and
earning the top academic ranking in his class entering senior year. I am
confident his hard work will continue to lead to success, and
congratulate him on his nomination.”
Each year two students from every state, one young man and one young
woman, are selected as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s
highest honors for high school students. Through his hard work and
dedication, Heller is now in contention to receive this honor.
Albany High was one of only three schools in the Capital Region to have
a 2018 nominee.
The mission of the City School District of
Albany is is to work in
partnership with our diverse community to engage every learner in a
robust educational program designed to provide the knowledge and skills
necessary for success. The district serves nearly 9,700 students in 18
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.