North Allegheny student named U.S. Presidential Scholar
Christopher Lee, 18, from McCandless, has earned the distinction of being named a U.S. Presidential Scholar. Christopher shared a little about himself as well as his thoughts on earning this prestigious honor.
What are your school activities? I participate in Computer Club, NA Project Water, HackNA, National Honor Society, Science Bowl, and Junior Classical League.
What are your college plans and what do you plan to study? I will attend Harvard College in the fall and plan to study environmental science and engineering.
How does it feel to be one of 161 students nationwide to receive this honor? I’m very surprised and honored.
Anything else you’d like to add? I am grateful to my parents, North Allegheny School District, and my dedicated teachers for the opportunities they have provided me. They have played a huge role in my success and in preparing me for the next step.
Quote from Dr. John Kreider, NASH Principal: “Christopher Lee is a true scholar in every aspect of his life. He has taken ownership of his educational pathway by aligning his course selections and actions to his personal goals. Being recognized as a United States Presidential Scholar is an outstanding honor and is a true reflection of his scholarly commitment and leadership capacity.”
Christopher also received a United State Congressional Award Gold Medal in Washington, D.C. in June 2018.
Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tony at 724-772-6368, [email protected] or via Twitter .