Sauquoit Valley senior elected as presidential scholar nominee

A senior at Sauquoit Valley Central High School is getting state recognition as a Presidential Scholars Program nominee.

Posted: Jan 23, 2019 10:54 AM

SAUQUOIT, N.Y. -- A senior at Sauquoit Valley Central High School is getting state recognition as a Presidential Scholars Program nominee. 

Assemblyman Brian Miller was pleased to honor Austin Bullock for his hard work and dedication to be nominated for the nation's highest honoros for graduationg high school students.

Only 25 students from New York state were nominated for the award.  The program honors only 161 students annually. 

Bullock was recommended by Miller and the Department of Education because of his work ethic, attitude and character, as well as his exceptional grades. 

He has also been previously awarded the Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology, state Attorney General Triple C Award, and was named a Rotary Student of the Month.

As well as being a well-rounded student academically, he also excells on the field and in the community. He is the captain of the varsity football team, member of the wrestling and track teams, serves on student council, is a volunteer firefighter and participant of the Boys State and US Naval Academy Summer Seminar.

In the spring, the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars will select semifinalists, and the finalists will be announced in May. 

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