The United States Achievement Academy announced that Laurie Loving from Albert City has been named a United States National Award Winner in Mathematics.
This award is a prestigious honor very few students can ever hope to attain. In fact, the Academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students.
Laurie Loving, who attends Sioux Central School, was nominated for this national award by Kendall Rachuy, a teacher at the school.
Laurie Loving, will appear in the United States Achievement Academy Official Yearbook, which is published nationally.
"Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important than ever before in America's history. Certainly, United States Achievement Academy winners should be congratulated and appreciated for their dedication to excellence and achievement," said Dr. George Stevens, Executive Director of the United States Achievement Academy.
The Academy selects USAA winners upon the exclusive recommendation of teachers, coaches, counselors, and other qualified sponsors and upon the Standards of Selection set forth by the Academy. The criteria for selection are a student's academic performance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities, responsibility, enthusiasm, motivation to learn and improve, citizenship, attitude, cooperative spirit and dependability.
Laurie Loving is the daughter of Robert Mavis from Albert City. The grandparents are Norma Loving of Albert City and Verna (Atkins) Loving of Albert City.