Numerous freshman of distinguished academic achievement sat down for lunch with President Paul Conn on Sept. 4 in the Centenary Room.
The luncheon featured a formal welcome and introduction by Conn, and the Presidential Scholars of the class of 2019 were awarded plaques for their achievements.
The Presidential Scholar status is reached with an ACT score ranging from a 27- 31, and an SAT score of �1250-1400. Lee does not accept scores that include the writing section of either of the standardized tests.
This year's freshman class boasts the highest average ACT score in Lee's history.
Vice President of Enrollment�Phil Cook said he believes the luncheon is “a nice tradition.”
Lee has continued this event upon Conn's request, under the supervision of the Admissions Office.
Hallie Camilleri, a public relations major and Presidential Scholar, said that she appreciates Lee's dedication to a holistic academic experience.
“ [I've] been challenged by my classes to think deeply about my field and the challenges that may lie ahead," Camilleri said.
Freshman Leslie Corrao echoed this sentiment.
"It is rewarding for me to work hard and have good�results," Corrao said.
Freshman graphic design major Kaitlyn Anderson felt the luncheon was a positive reflection of her experience at Lee thus far.
“I love it here at Lee, and I know the faculty, teachers and people really do care. I love that,” Anderson said.
A second honorary meal with Conn will be held Thursday, Sept. 10 for those who could not the previous event.