L&N student honored as Presidential Scholar

Josh FloryDowntown, Our Town Youth

A student from L&N STEM Academy was one of 161 high school seniors across the country recognized on May 12 as a U.S. Presidential Scholar.


Cristine Chen was one of only three students from Tennessee to receive the award, which is based on academic success, artistic and technical excellence, essays, school evaluations and transcripts, as well as a demonstrated commitment to community service and leadership.

Chen, who is planning to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is also the valedictorian for L&N’s Class of 2022.

Josh Flory is a multi-media specialist with Knox County Schools and writes this blog, Hall Pass, for the KCS website.

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