Priya Krishnan, a McLean resident and a senior at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology has been selected as the 2012 AXA/US News Achievement Scholar for the state of Virginia. Krishnan will receive $10,000 scholarship to college and join 51 other exceptional students from around the country in receiving this honor. She received this award for high academic achievement and leadership combined with her exceptional service to assist financially disadvantaged autistic children. Partnering with US News, AXA Equitable identifies ethnically and economically diverse students who share the following qualities:
*Ambition and drive,
*Determination to set and reach goals,
*Respect for self, family and community and
*Ability to succeed in college.
The US News and World Report website will feature AXA Achievers and their accomplishments from April till June 2012.