ANKENY, Iowa (January 29, 2016) - Ankeny Community School District is proud to announce Ankeny High School student Matthew Brucker has been selected as a candidate for the United States Presidential Scholars Program. Established in 1964, the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program recognizes and honors some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors.
Matthew is the son of Amy and Gregory Brucker. During his time at Ankeny High School, Matthew has been active in robotics teams at AHS and in the community. He mentors younger robotics students and participates in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) outreach events.
Matthew has won numerous awards including academic letters, academic honor roll, perfect scores on the ACT® and SAT® exams, and National Merit Scholarship semifinalist.
After high school, Matthew plans to attend college and study computer engineering.
Presidential Scholars are chosen on their accomplishments in many areas including academic and
artistic success, leadership, and involvement in school and community.
These students represent excellence in education and the promise of
greatness in America's youth.
Presidential Scholar Program
Application to the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program is by invitation only. Annually, up to 141 students nationwide are chosen to become Presidential Scholars. To be eligible for the Presidential Scholars Program, candidates must graduate between January and August of 2016. Scholars are invited to Washington, D.C. in June to participate in the National Recognition Program, featuring various events and enrichment activities culminating in the presentation of the Presidential Scholars Medallion during a White House-sponsored ceremony.
Ankeny Community Schools is unified in its commitment, passion, and vision so every learner is prepared to achieve a lifetime of personal success.
Ankeny Community School District does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, military affiliation, socioeconomic status, or familial status. Inquiries or grievances may be directed to Jenifer Owenson, Chief Human Resources Officer, 306 SW School Street, P.O. Box 189, Ankeny, IA, 50021-0189, (515) 965-9600, email@example.com; or to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60661.