Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School student named Presidential Scholar

Senior of Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School named Presidential Scholar


SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla. – A senior at Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School has been named a Presidential Scholar by the Office of the President of the United States.

Each year, up to 141 students are selected as Presidential Scholars. Out of 3,300 plus qualified candidates from non-public schools across the Nation, only 33 private school students were selected to receive this honor.

The school said Davie resident Dakota J. Connell-Ledwon was one of them.

"Dakota is a serious student, and for her to receive one of our Nation's highest honors for a high school student is very fitting," said Principal Richard P. Jean.

The school says the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by Executive Order of the President, to recognize and honor some of the Nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors.

"There were four recipients from the State of Florida this school year," said Jean. "Dakota was the only student selected from a non-public school to receive this honor."