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A Presidential Scholar

— by on May 19th, 2011

One member of Washington and Lee’s entering Class of 2015 has won a singular honor. Thomas Day, of Nashville, is one of 141 Presidential Scholars in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Chosen from more than 3,000 candidates on the basis of superior achievements, leadership qualities, personal character and involvement in community and school activities, the scholars are invited to Washington, D.C., for several days in the second half of June to receive the U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion and to participate in various events held in their honor.

Thomas graduates from Battle Ground Academy next month. He ran cross country for BGA and plays on the Wildcats’ soccer team. He received the Battle Ground Academy Board of Trustees Scholarship all four years, and W&L has awarded him a Robert E. Lee Scholarship.

The son of W&L alum Roger Day, of the Class of 1985, he has toured with his father, a two-time Parents’ Choice Award-winning singer-songwriter of children’s music. Thomas is a vocalist and plays ukulele, djembe, keyboards and guitar.