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Recently, David Burch of Woodrow Wilson High School and Nicole M. Hegele of Shady Spring High School, both Raleigh County, were chosen by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars as the 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars for the Mountain State.

“I offer my congratulations to David and Nicole for their hard work and dedication to their studies,” said State Superintendent Jim Phares. “This achievement will open the door to numerous educational opportunities for their continued success.”

The Presidential Scholars will receive an expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. during National Recognition Week in June. The recognition program will include the individual presentations of the U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion, commemorating their having been chosen for the award. Chosen for their academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, service and contribution to school and community, the Scholars were selected from over 3,000 qualifying candidates. Since 1983, Scholars have invited their inspirational teacher to travel with them to Washington, D.C. and to participate in the events. The teachers also receive a Teacher Recognition Award from the U.S. Department of Education.