The United States Achievement Academy announced today that Leigh Riggs from San Saba has been recognized as a student of excellence in English. This is a prestigious honor very few students can hope to attain. In fact, the Academy recognizes fewer than 10% of all American high school students.
Leigh, who attends San Saba Middle School, was nominated for this honor by Mrs. Laynie Johnson, an English teacher at the school. Leigh will appear in the United States Achievement Academy's 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 students should be congratulated and appreciated for their dedication to excellence and achievement," said Dr. George Stevens, Founder of the United States Achievement Academy.
The Academy recognizes students upon the exclusive recommendation of teachers, coaches, counselors, and other qualified sponsors and upon the Standards for Selection set forth by the Academy. The Standards for Selection include academic performance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities, responsibility, enthusiasm, motivation to learn and improve, attitude and cooperative spirit, dependability, and recommendation for a qualified sponsor.
Leigh is the daughter of Ray and Ruth Riggs from San Saba.