Ananya Sahiba Dewan Named 2019 US Presidential Scholar
Northwest Career and Tech Academy Senior Ananya Sahiba Dewan is named a Presidential Scholar for 2019. Along with Ananya, her science teacher Dr. Richard Green who nominated Ananya is named 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program’s Distinguished Teacher from Nevada.
Ananya is a daughter of the former candidate for the Nevada State Governor and a Pediatric Endocrinologist Dr. Asheesh Dewan and dentist Dr. Ritu Dewan. Ananya is an accomplished cellist and is preparing for pre-medical studies. Recently, Ananya was named to the National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winner.
Ananya will receive a Presidential Scholar Medallion in a ceremony on June 23.
“I want to congratulate this year’s class of Presidential Scholars on their achievement both inside of the classroom and out,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. “Their hard work and commitment to excellence, no matter what challenge they are tackling, will serve them well throughout their lifelong learning journeys. I have no doubt that many of tomorrow’s leaders are among this year’s class of Scholars.”
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.
Ananya joins the exclusive and growing group of local Indian Americans Presidental Scholars. The past presidential scholars are…
- 2003 – Ravi Chanderraj, Meadows High School, Harvard University
- 2006 – Shipra De, Green Valley High School, UNLV
- 2007 – Shaan Patel, Clark High School, University of Southern California
- 2011 – Sanchay Gupta, Meadows High School, Stanford University
- 2013 – Justin Joseph, Valley High School, Virginia Commonwealth University