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Posted 11/26/2018 10:01AM
TASIS Dorado Senior Liliana Dávila Named U.S. Presidential Scholar
Posted 05/13/2022 01:47PM

TASIS Dorado Senior Liliana Dávila Named U.S. Presidential Scholar

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today announced the 58th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields.

The TASIS School in Dorado is very proud to announce that Liliana Dávila Perea, Class of 2022, has been selected as one of the two recipients of the 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars for Puerto Rico.

"Our 2022 Presidential Scholars represent the best of America, and remind us that when empowered by education, there are no limits to what our young people can achieve," said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. "Today, I join President Biden to celebrate a class of scholars whose pursuit of knowledge, generosity of spirit, and exceptional talents bring our nation tremendous pride. Throughout one of the most trying periods in our nation's history and amid our recovery from the pandemic, our students have once again demonstrated their strength and that they have so much to contribute to our country. Thanks to them, I know America's future is bright."

The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars selects scholars annually based on their academic success, artistic and technical excellence, essays, school evaluations, and transcripts, as well as a demonstrated commitment to community service and leadership.

This summer, the Presidential Scholars Class of 2022 will be recognized for their outstanding achievement with an online recognition program.

As directed by Presidential Executive Order, the 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars are comprised of one young man and one young 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.
Created in 1964, the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program has honored over 7,900 of the nation's top-performing students. The program was expanded in 1979 to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, literary, and performing arts. In 2015, the program was again extended to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields.

Liliana acknowledged Rachel Glenn, TD high school Biology, AP Biology, and AP Environmental Science teacher, who has been with TASIS Dorado for 8 years, as her most influential teacher. At the virtual ceremony, Ms. Glenn will receive a Distinguished Teacher Recognition Award from the U.S. Department of Education.

Next fall, Liliana will pursue her undergraduate studies in Communications at The University of Pennsylvania. This honor is the latest of a series of prestigious accomplishments including National Student Council Distinguished Leader, AP Scholar with Distinction, National Hispanic Scholar, and founder of non-profit Cookies4Change to benefit Hogar Ruth, a women and children's shelter, and the community of Los Naranjos. Liliana joins previous Presidential Scholars, Cecilia Joy '11 and Cristina Trápaga '18, as the third Scholar in TASIS Dorado's brief 20-year history.

Congratulations, Liliana, on this wonderful recognition of your accomplishments and to the TASIS Dorado community of educators on their commitment and dedication to fulfilling our mission to challenge and nurture our students to pursue academic and personal excellence, so that they become engaged global citizens and innovative, selfless leaders.

A complete list of 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars is available at

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