THS Senior Satya Groff was nominated by NYSED for the 2024 US Presidential Scholars Program.

Troy High School Senior Satya Groff was nominated for the 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program by the State Education Department. Presidential Scholar recognition is one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students who represent excellence in education and the promise of greatness in young people.

Satya is a member of the Troy High School Drama Club, Music Club, National Honor Society, Junior/Senior Board and Math Honor Society, and worked on the mural in the TMS music wing. She is a past participant in the Olympics of the Visual Arts, and is currently enrolled in the New Visions: Visual and Performing Arts program at the Arts Center of the Capital Region through Questar III BOCES.

“We are elated that Satya has been nominated for this prestigious honor,” said Troy High School Executive Principal Joseph Mariano. “She has consistently shown herself to be dedicated not only to her academics but to her creative pursuits as well. As a fixture on the Troy High School stage and a frequent participant in many school and local art galleries, her talent in the visual and performing arts is unmatched. Satya’s exceptional academic performance and unwavering drive to succeed in all that she does will serve her extremely well in all of her future endeavors.”

The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars selects scholars annually based on their academic success, artistic excellence, essays, school evaluations, and transcripts, as well as evidence of community service, leadership, and demonstrated commitment to high ideals.

Application is by invitation only. Students chosen as U.S. Presidential Scholars receive a U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion in June. For more information on the Presidential Scholars Program, visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website.

You can also read the full announcement from NYSED on their website.