Petersen is national collegiate award winner The United States Achievement Academy has announced that Amanda Petersen from Wakonda has been named a United States National Collegiate Award winner in business.
This award is a prestigious honor very few students can ever hope to attain. In fact, the academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent of all American college students.
Petersen, who attends The University of South Dakota, was nominated for this national award by Dr. Angeline Lavin, a professor at USD.
Petersen will appear in the United States Achievement Academy Official Collegiate 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 winners should be congratulated and appreciated for their dedication to excellence and achievement," said Dr. George Stevens, executive director of the United States Achievement Academy.
The academy selects winners upon the exclusive recommendation by professors, coaches, counselors, and other qualified sponsors and upon the standards of selection set forth by the academy. The criteria for selection are a student's academic performance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities, responsibility, enthusiasm, motivation to learn and improve, citizenship, attitude and cooperative spirit, dependability, and recommendation from a professor or college official.
Petersen is the daughter of Jim and Judy Logue from Wakonda. Her grandmother is Doris Johnson of Storm Lake, IA.