Sen. Webber celebrates Troy High School senior named among Presidential Scholars

Sen. Webber celebrates Troy High School senior named among Presidential Scholars

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Michael Webber on Monday applauded Troy High School senior Aanya Shah for being named as a 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholar announced by the U.S. Department of Education.

“I congratulate Aanya Shah for this outstanding achievement. Her commitment and dedication to leadership, service and success throughout her high school career is truly inspiring and a great source of pride for Troy, the surrounding communities of the 9th Senate District, and the entire state of Michigan,” said Webber, R-Rochester Hills.

“Aanya’s honor as a 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholar, distinguished participation as one of Michigan’s two student representatives to the United States Senate Youth Program earlier this year, and many other wonderful experiences have given her a great start toward achieving her dreams.”

The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars selects finalists based on academic success, excellence in the arts and technical education through essays, school evaluations and transcripts, as well as a demonstrated commitment to community service and leadership.

Shah, along with Avondale Senior High School’s Anish Jain and Center Line High School’s Olivia Jaden Stepnioski, were chosen for the distinction among 13 Michigan semifinalists in the state. A complete list of 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars is available at

Michigan’s 9th Senate District includes the cities of Rochester, Rochester Hills, Troy, and Utica, along with parts of Oakland Township, Shelby Township and Sterling Heights.


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