Greenwich High School Senior Ambika Grover was named a 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholar, one of the nation’s highest honors for a graduating high school senior.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. The Scholars represent excellence in education and the promise of greatness in young people. Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars.
In a press release issued Wednesday, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont said, “I am so proud of Ambika and Lukas [Lukas Koutsoukos of Wilton High School] on being named U.S. Presidential Scholars and receiving this extraordinary national recognition in acknowledgement of everything they’ve achieved in their academic careers. They represent some of the very best of Connecticut, and I applaud their perseverance and drive. Connecticut is home to some of the best schools in the nation, and that is due in large part to the incredible teachers and faculty we have in our state who dedicate themselves to providing our students with the highest-quality education possible.”
Ambika is the third U.S. President Scholar from Greenwich High School in the last four years, but only the fifth overall since 2003, joining William Yin (2017), Michelle Woo (2018), Cynthia Chen (2020), and Colin B. Speaker (2021).
“Ambika is an impressive and accomplished young woman who represents all that Greenwich High School offers,” GHS Principal Ralph Mayo said. “To be awarded this highest nationwide honor is a true testament to her hard work, dedication, and determination that permeates throughout our building. Not only am I extremely proud of Ambika and her many achievements during her time at GHS, but speaking on behalf of every GPS teacher, administrator, and staff member from her time in kindergarten through today that has helped her along the way, we are overjoyed and honored to be a part of her educational journey.”
Ambika, along with the 160 other U.S Presidential Scholars, will be honored for her accomplishments during the online National Recognition Program and awarded the U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion in June.