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December 20, 2022

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World of Inquiry School No. 58 Student Chosen for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

The Rochester City School District is thrilled to announce that World of Inquiry School No. 58 senior, Jasmyne Floyd, has been chosen for one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students. The New York State Education Department has nominated Floyd for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, making her one of only 25 students statewide to receive this nomination. 

Jasmyne embodies academic excellence and is a force for good in and out of the classroom. True to the World of Inquiry Griffins, she is an example of leadership and strength.

The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars selects students annually based on their academic success, artistic excellence, essays, school evaluations, and transcripts, as well as evidence of community service, leadership, and demonstrated commitment to high ideals. 

“I am honored to be nominated for the program; it is very exciting,” said Floyd. “I do all my work, and I like helping people. If I can try to help them out, that just makes me happy.”

“I am very proud, she is the type of scholar we always wish to highlight,” said Kwame Donko-Hanson, Principal of World of Inquiry School No. 58. “I talked to her grandmother, and she is absolutely overjoyed and so proud of Jasmyne. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase and highlight who Jasmyne is. She is an excellent example of students we have here in the Rochester City School District.”

“It is an honor to have a scholar from the 137th district nominated for the 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program,” said State Assemblyman Demond Meeks. “Jasmyne is a young lady at World of Inquiry School No. 58 who has shown a tremendous amount of dedication toward her education.”

Floyd plans to go to Monroe Community College where she intends to study psychology.

Semifinalists for this program will be notified in May. If Floyd is chosen as a finalist, she will receive a U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion in June.  


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