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46 Vt. students named Presidential Scholar candidates

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Rebecca Mahany Rebecca Mahany
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Some of Vermont's best and brightest high school students have good reason to celebrate-- 46 seniors from across the state have been named U.S. Presidential Scholar candidates. The honor recognizes academic excellence and talents in the visual, creative and performing arts.

This year's list is made up of kids from 25 public and private high schools across the state.

"Really surprised, really happy. I mean, it's an honor and I am glad the hard work I put in paid off," said Rebecca Mahany, a finalist from Rice Memorial High School.

"I think it's curiosity and I think it is an ability to think critically and in ways that just come more naturally to them than it might be for other students," said Greg LaCroix, a guidance counselor at Rice.

Up to 141 students from across the country will be selected as Presidential Scholars. Winners will be announced in May.

Here is the list of finalists from Vermont:

VT ‐ Arlington ‐ Eliza R. Farley, Berkshire School

VT ‐ Brattleboro ‐ Sam A. Gartenstein, Brattleboro Union High School

VT ‐ Brattleboro ‐ Ansel Notman‐Wilmerdi, Leland & Gray Union High Sch

VT ‐ Bristol ‐ Isabel C. Mcgrory‐Klyza, Mount Abraham Union High School

VT ‐ Bristol ‐ Forrest B. Wallace, Mount Abraham Union High School

VT ‐ Burlington ‐ Quincy P. Cundiff‐Kopplin, Burlington High School

VT ‐ Burlington ‐ Rebecca L. Mahany, Rice Memorial High School

VT ‐ Charlotte ‐ Carolyn P. Woodruff, Champlain Valley Union High School

VT ‐ Cornwall ‐ Malcolm S. Groves, Middlebury Union High School

VT ‐ Danby ‐ Julia C. Lees, The Long Trail School

VT ‐ Dorset ‐ Amelia H. Salsgiver, Burr and Burton Seminary

VT ‐ East Calais ‐ Folena J. De Geus, U‐32 Junior/Senior High School

VT ‐ Essex ‐ Sossina R. Gutema, Essex High School

VT ‐ Essex Jct ‐ Lee D. Murphy, Essex High School

VT ‐ Essex Junction ‐ Sarah B. Bigelow, Essex High School

VT ‐ Essex Junction ‐ Hillary E. Danis, Essex High School

VT ‐ Essex Junction ‐ Everett O'Malley, Essex High School

VT ‐ Essex Junction ‐ Timothy F. Rizvanov, Essex High School

VT ‐ Jericho ‐ Joseph F. Adkisson, Mount Mansfield Union High School

VT ‐ Jericho ‐ Jeremy B. Carter, Mount Mansfield Union High School

VT ‐ Jericho ‐ Sean W. O'Connor, Mount Mansfield Union High School

VT ‐ Middlebury ‐ David R. Burt, Middlebury Union High School

VT ‐ Middlebury ‐ Emma L. Craven‐Matthews, Middlebury Union High School

VT ‐ Middlebury ‐ Nora E. Mclaughlin, Middlebury Union High School

VT ‐ Montpelier ‐ Julia H. Gilbert, Montpelier High School

VT ‐ Norwich ‐ Gwynn G. Lyons, Hanover High School

VT ‐ Norwich ‐ Samuel J. Merrens, Hanover High School

VT ‐ Norwich ‐ Melanie S. Subbiah, Hanover High School

VT ‐ Peacham ‐ David R. Fickes, St. Johnsbury Academy

VT ‐ Plainfield ‐ Clare H. Neal, St. Johnsbury Academy

VT ‐ Richmond ‐ Michael J. Lawler, Mount Mansfield Union High School

VT ‐ Rutland ‐ Josh J. Wight, Rutland High School

VT ‐ Saint Albans ‐ Ashleigh N. Peterson, Bellows Free Academy

VT ‐ South Burlington ‐ Owen P. Lyons, Rice Memorial High School

VT ‐ South Burlington ‐ Avni Nahar, South Burlington High School

VT ‐ South Burlington ‐ Aleksandra K. Zakrzewska, South Burlington High School

VT ‐ South Burlington ‐ Eliza J. Alvarez, South Burlington High School

VT ‐ South Burlington ‐ William C. Gregoire, South Burlington High School

VT ‐ South Burlington ‐ Katherine R. Merrick, South Burlington High School

VT ‐ South Royalton ‐ Abigail J. Dutton, Sharon Academy

VT ‐ St George ‐ Monica L. Barker, Burlington High School

VT ‐ Warren ‐ Henry C. Anderson, Green Mountain Valley School

VT ‐ Waterville ‐ Lucy E. Rogers, Lamoille Union High School

VT ‐ Williston ‐ Andrea A. Joseph, Champlain Valley Union High School

VT ‐ Williston ‐ Jonathan I. Liebman, Champlain Valley Union High School

VT ‐ Williston ‐ Conor M. Mcquiston, Champlain Valley Union High School

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