ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two New Mexico students have made the 56th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, which is honoring 161 high school seniors across the country for their accomplishments.
They are Mireya Cosima Sanchez-Maes of Mayfield High School in Las Cruces and Zachary J. Auster of Albuquerque Academy.
“It is my privilege to congratulate the Presidential Scholars Class of 2020 on their outstanding academic achievement, community service, and leadership,” U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said in a statement.
“These exemplary young people have excelled inside the classroom and out,” she said. “And, while they are facing unprecedented challenges as they graduate from high school into a world that looks much different than it did just a few months ago, their determination, resilience, and commitment to excellence will serve them well as they pursue their next steps.”