Seven are ‘Presidential Triple Crown’ recipients

Seven Lindbergh School District pupils recently were recognized as “Presidential Triple Crown” recipients for achieving distinction in academics, physical activity and service.

Sperreng eighth-grader Kayla Peek, Kennerly fifth-grader Danielle Koch, Long School fifth-graders Scott Karcher, Emily Scott, Vidhan Srivastava, Grace Vangel and Remy Wehmeyer received the Presidential Award for Physical Fitness, the Presidential Award for Academic Achievement and the Presidential Award for Service.

The Board of Education adopted a resolution honoring the pupils, according to a district news release. The pupils also received a letter from President George W. Busch plus pins and certificates.

The awards programs require pupils to perform at the top of their class academically, earn at least a 4.5 grade-point average on a 5.0-scale, score better than 85 percent on standardized tests, complete rigorous physical education challenges and tests of physical skills and perform at least 50 hours of volunteer service.