U.S. Presidential Scholars Program Announces Candidates of distinguished program: Bishop Manogue student selected as one of Nevada’s chosen few



(Reno, Nev., Jan. 31, 2017) – Bishop Manogue Catholic High School is proud to announce Senior, Grace Ring, has been officially announced as a candidate for the U. S. Presidential Scholars Program.

The U. S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 and is a program of the Dept. Of Education which recognizes the most distinguished graduating seniors for their accomplishments in many areas: academic success, leadership, and service to school and community. Ring is one of only 68 students from the state of Nevada who were selected as candidates.

“We could not be more proud of Grace’s honor,” says Bri Thoreson, principal of Bishop Manogue Catholic High School. “This is a significant accomplishment and on behalf of the entire Bishop Manogue family, we are so excited to celebrate Grace’s candidacy.”

All U.S. Presidential Scholars Program candidates do not openly apply for consideration of the honor; they are either nominated by the Chief State School Officer or invited to apply based on ACT/SAT exam scores.

Candidates will be notified if they have become a semi-finalist in mid-April. Semi-finalists will then move on to discover if they have been selected as a Presidential Scholar in early May. A National Recognition Program will be held in June 2017. To view the complete list of 2017 candidates, please visit: https://www2.ed.gov/programs/psp/index.html

grace-ringAbout Grace Ring, U.S. Presidential Scholars Program candidate

As a member of the Academic Team, Miner Detail newspaper staff and National Honor Society Member, Grace is quick to be involved in a multitude of school activities, including recently founding the film production club and serving as the vice president of the gaming club. In addition to her Bishop Manogue coursework and activities, she is also currently attending the University of Nevada, Reno as a non-degree student enrolled in Spanish to continue her robust language education. As a member of the Alpine Ski Race Team, Grace has lettered as a member of the Varsity Ski Team earning a 1st place state championship title. Grace also has a passion for STEM fields earning her a place as an intern for AmeriCorps in outdoor environmental education for the Great Basin Institute, where she works with young girls from disadvantaged backgrounds to spur an interest in science and art. Grace has also used this knowledge to work part-time as a Counselor-in-Training for the Great Basin Institute as well as a Ski Instructor, fully certified in First Aid, CPR and AED by the American Heart Association. She has earned numerous awards including the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, the AP Scholar Award, and is a member of the Bishop Manogue’s Principal’s Honor Roll.


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About Bishop Manogue Catholic High School

Bishop Manogue Catholic High School (BMCHS) is a faith-based, college preparatory high school in Reno, Nevada. Established in 1948, BMCHS is the only Catholic high school in Northern Nevada, providing students with a complete high school experience rooted in faith. Bishop Manogue is proud to report a 99% college matriculation rate, ACT & SAT scores that far exceed state and national averages and through its rich history has produced over 5,000 Alumni. It is a separately incorporated diocesan school operated under the authority of the Diocesan Bishop, Randolph R. Calvo. For information on Bishop Manogue Catholic High School, visit bishopmanogue.org.



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