Cochrane Fountain City High School student named U.S. Presidential Scholar

FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. (WKBT) — A senior at Cochrane Fountain City High School has been named a U.S. Presidential Scholar by the U.S. Secretary of Education.

Amara Lynn Livingston of Fountain City is a U.S. Presidential Scholar in Career and Technical Education. She is one of three Wisconsin seniors honored and 161 high school seniors across the U.S. to join the 57th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars.

The list was announced Thursday by Dr. Miguel Cardona, the U.S. Secretary of Education.

“The 2021 Presidential Scholars represent extraordinary achievements for our extraordinary times,” said Cardona. “I am delighted to join President Biden in saluting these outstanding young people for their achievements, service, character and continued pursuit of excellence. Their examples make me proud and hopeful about the future. Honoring them can remind us all of the great potential in each new generation and renew our commitment to helping them achieve their dreams.”

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 evidence of community service, leadership and demonstrated commitment to high ideals.

The program was created in 1964. As directed by Presidential Executive Order, the 2021 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.

Wisconsin’s other honorees are Phoebe J. Jeske of Oregon, Wis., and Neil Sai Dogra of Milwaukee.

A complete list of 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars is also available at