JAY – Ashley Uhuad, a Jay High School senior, has been nominated to compete in the national Principal’s Leadership Award scholarship program, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Principal Peter J. Brown announced the nomination, which places Uhuad in the national competition. One hundred fifty national PLA winners will be chosen this spring to receive $1,000 college scholarships.

“Ashley is an outstanding student and outstanding young lady. She always performs to the best of her ability and is well-respected by students and faculty alike,” said Brown.

High school principals from across the country could nominate one of their student leaders. Nominees were selected based on their leadership skills, participation in service organizations and clubs, achievements in the arts and sciences, employment experience and academic record.

They were required to write an essay.

“NASSP is proud to recognize the efforts of talented young people like Ashley Uhuad,” said Gerald N. Tirozzi, executive director, NASSP. “She deserves to be commended for her excellence in the classroom and community.”

In recognizing leadership in co-curricular activities as well as academic performance, the scholarship recognizes the importance of a well-rounded education.

While at Jay High School, Uhuad has been senior class vice president, a member of the field hockey team and involved in several projects. This fall she plans to attend Northeastern University and major in premedical studies.

NASSP serves as the national voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals and aspiring school leaders. It administers the National Honor Society, the National Junior Honor Society and the National Association of Student Councils.

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