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BHS Senior named U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts


Brookline High School Senior, Amir Siraj, was named a U.S.
Presidential Scholar in the Arts by the U.S. Department of Education. Siraj is
an accomplished pianist, and one of just 20 students nationwide to be
recognized as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, which is one of the
nation’s highest honors for high school students. Among numerous other recognitions,
Siraj has been featured on NPR, won first prize at the Boston Symphony
Orchestra Concerto Competition, and is a Young Scholar of the Lang Lang
International Music Foundation.


Each recipient nominates a distinguished teacher. Siraj nominated BHS Science Teacher and Department Chair, Ed Wiser, as a teacher who has been particularly supportive and influential.


Siraj will join other Presidential Scholars from across the
country – three others from Massachusetts – at a June ceremony in Washington, D.C.,
where each recipient will receive a Presidential Scholar Medallion. According
to the White House Committee on Presidential Scholars, the selected students
demonstrate exceptional accomplishments in academics, the arts, career and
technical education and an outstanding commitment to public service. Congratulations
to all of the honorees, and especially to Brookline’s very own Amir Siraj. 



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