PCM Student Named A 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholar
24 May 2020
The U.S. Department of Education announced the 56th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts and career and technical education fields. PCM Senior Blake Ronald Van Der Kamp of Monroe earned recognition through the elite program. Van Der Kamp was honored for his outstanding ability and accomplishments in career and technical education (CTE).
Blake will attend Iowa State University this fall to study Agriculture Education and Agriculture Communications. Van Der Kamp was heavily involved in the Diamond Trail FFA during his time in the PCM Schools, earning a Gold Emblem rating at the National FFA Event in November 2019, and helping with several charitable initiatives in the Prairie City and Monroe communities.