- Career & Technical Education
Kaitlyn Murphy, an OU BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) student in the Law Enforcement Program, is one of five CTE students from New York that have been nominated for the 2020 Presidential Scholars Program.
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was in established 1964 and has honored over 7,000 outstanding high school seniors since then. This is the fifth year that the program includes recognition for excellence among students in career and technical education. Students chosen as U.S. Presidential Scholars receive an expense-paid trip to Washington, D. C. in June and are presented with a U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion at a ceremony sponsored by the White House, in recognition of their achievements.
Murphy’s academic and extracurricular accomplishments, as well as her passion for serving her community, earned her the nomination for this distinguished award. The Valley Central High School student is a member of the National Technical Honor Society, scholar athlete, Battalion Executive Officer of the U.S. Army JROTC program, member of Girl Scouts of America, and Town of Montgomery Ambulance Corps volunteer. As an advocate for CTE, she assists with the BOCES open houses and the Y-2Kids BOCES Career Showcase where she helps staff the BOCES booth and speaks about her experiences and the opportunities offered by the two-year certification program.
Best of luck, Kaitlyn!
To learn more about the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program and the Commission on Presidential Scholars, please visit their Web site at: https://www2.ed.gov/programs/psp/index.html