Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School’s Bayard Miller has been named a 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholar, one of two Maryland public school students to receive the honor.
Miller and 140 other students from across the country will be honored during a ceremony in D.C. on June 16. The award is given to students for academic achievement, leadership, citizenship, service and contribution to the school and community.
Miller named B-CC Social Studies teacher Timothy Gilmore as his most influential teacher.
One man and one woman from each state, as well as 15 at-large winners and 20 arts winners are chosen. They’ll receive a Presidential Scholar Medallion from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at the ceremony. The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, appointed by President Barack Obama, selects honored scholars annually.
Since 1983, each Presidential Scholar has invited his or her most inspiring teacher to go to the ceremony with them, meaning Gilmore will be in attendance to receive a Teacher Recognition Award from the Department of Education. Richard Montgomery High School student Marni Morse, of Potomac, was named as the second 2013 Presidential Scholar from Maryland.