Spring Valley Discovery Senior Named Presidential Scholar Candidate
U.S. PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM CANDIDATE
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Taahera B. Islam has been selected as a candidate for the 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students. Taahera is among more than 100 candidates in South Carolina and thousands nationally competing in the program. The U.S. Presidential Scholars program was created to recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors.
Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars. The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars selects honored scholars 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.
U.S. Presidential Scholars Program is a recognition program and Scholars receive the U.S.
Presidential Scholars medallion in commemoration of their achievements.
Taahera B. Islam, Spring Valley High School
Islam is a student in the Discovery Magnet program at Spring Valley and recently studied
the effect of smartphone induced brain-drain on over 900 high school students. After
graduation, she plans to study economics and anthropology, focusing on global influence
and multicultural awareness.
Islam said, “Being selected as a candidate for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program
acknowledges all of the work I have put into my future over the past four years.
Participating in so many extracurricular activities while undergoing an academically
rigorous course load has not always been easy, but I am proud of myself for persevering
through it all.”
Her extracurricular activities include serving as Winter Days senior chair, leading the
school’s largest student-run service project. She is president of their local HOSA chapter
as well as her local mosque youth group. Additionally, Islam is vice-president of the
Interact club, a service-based organization, an officer of the National Honor Society, and a
member of Mu Alpha Theta, Science National Honor Society, and Rho Kappa.
WEAR RED FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH
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Semester 2 Book Distribution
We are continuing to collect textbooks from the first semester, please make sure you turn in any first semester textbooks as soon as possible. Do not turn in a textbook if you are currently in a year-long class, you will still need that book. Please review the below information for complete details.
First Semester Book Drop Off
- Virtual Students- Virtual Students may stop by the front atrium to drop off their books from 8am till 4pm
- Carts will be available in the front Atrium and students can drop their books in those carts to be checked in.
- Students should not miss seat time in any class to come to school for book drop offs.
- In-person students- Students who are in person may drop off their 1st semester books in front of the book room in the carts so those books can be checked in or through the door slot during the normal school day.
Second Semester Book Distribution
- Virtual students will receive textbooks on Friday February 5th from 9am-4pm and then Monday & Wednesday, February 8th and 10th, from 4-6pm. Pick up will be located in the back of the school. More information will be sent to parents about semester 2 textbook distribution for virtual students.
- In-person students will receive textbooks February 1st and 2nd during school hours.
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SVHS HOSTING THE RED CROSS BLOOD MOBILE ON FEBRUARY 26th.
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Super Bowl Squares Fundraiser
It is Super Bowl week and the the Spring Valley girls soccer booster club is selling Super Bowl squares as a fundraiser. Each square is $10 and there are winners after each quarter. Email Treasurer Jen Hudock at email@example.com for information on how to buy your squares. The Super Bowl is Sunday, February 7, so time is running out.
SCAN SCREENING OF “Paper Children”
SVHS HOSTING SAT ON MARCH 13TH
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This webinar will be presented by the SC Department of Consumer Affairs. It is designed to inform high school students on how to establish good credit. It will include the following topics on credit: credit reporting, credit scores, how to use credit responsibly and other similar tips and topics.
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Friday, February 12th
12pm- 1pm (Math)
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