The U.S. Department of Education has named Will Nash ’20 a Presidential Scholar, one of the nation’s highest honors for graduating high school students.
Each year 161 students are named Presidential Scholars, including one young man and one woman from each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, and U.S. families living abroad, as well as 15 chosen at-large, 20 scholars in the arts and 20 scholars in career and technical education. The Commission on Presidential Scholars evaluates students based on their academic success, artistic excellence, essays, community service, leadership, and demonstrated commitment to high ideals. Since the Presidential Scholars program began in 1964, 24 St. Albans students have received this honor.
2020 Will Nash 2019 Shiva Khanna Yamamoto 2013 Cameron Thariani 2012 Vadim Medish 2009 Edmund Downie 2006 Thomas Blemaster 2005 Cullen Oakes Macbeth 2004 Jonathan Trent Magruder 2003 William Gaybrick 2000 Marcus Smith 1998 Alan Morse 1993 Joshua White
1991 Jonathan Atkeson 1990 Christopher Shih 1989 Kermit Roosevelt III 1988 David Plotz 1986 Steven Johnson 1986 Brent Edwards 1985 Brian Goldberg 1985 Alexander Coulter 1975 William Poland III 1973 David Dodson 1965 Peter Van Wagenen 1964 Frank Snowden
Located in Washington D.C., St. Albans School is a private, all boys day and boarding school. For more than a century, St. Albans has offered a distinctive educational experience for young men in grades 4 through 12. While our students reach exceptional academic goals and exhibit first-rate athletic and artistic achievements, as an Episcopal school we place equal emphasis upon moral and spiritual education.