Teaching Professions senior Angel White (Indian Valley) has been selected to apply for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. (Buckeye Career Center). 

NEW PHILADELPHIA - Buckeye Career Center is recognizing senior Angel White for being selected to apply for the U.S. Presidential Scholar Program.

The Teaching Professions student from Indian Valley was one of only five career technical education students from across Ohio chosen to apply for the national program that recognizes the country's most distinguished graduating seniors. 

Angel is a Buckeye Student Ambassador and the daughter of Emily and David White of Dover.  She carries a 3.06 GPA and is enrolled in college credit plus classes at Kent State Tuscarawas. She was nominated by BCC School Counselor Jennifer Robinson for her drive and ambition.

“She is the most ambitious student I’ve ever met. She is very driven and I couldn’t have asked for a better student to be nominated for this,” Robinson wrote in her nomination.

Angel achieved a national gold medal for her 2019 FCCLA presentation titled "Speak Out" that focused on self-harm, and she's now working to establish a nonprofit mentoring and parental support program called Speak Out Ohio. She will be honored February at the Ohio Association of Career Technical Education Legislative Seminar in Columbus. She also earns the ability to apply to become one of 20 career-technical students chosen each year as a U.S. Presidential Scholar. Angel says she's still in disbelief of the accolade. 

“I'm incredibly honored to be in the top five in the state of Ohio. This is not something I ever expected to happen but I can't wait to see all of the new doors that will open because of this. I plan to embrace all opportunities it brings,” she says.

Chosen scholars receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. and are awarded a medallion at a ceremony sponsored by the White House.