The United States Achievement Academy has announced that Angel Casta’eda of Fort Hood has been named an All-American Scholar. The USAA has established the All-American Scholar Award Program to offer deserved recognition to superior students who excel in the academic disciplines. The All-American Scholars must earn a 3.3 or higher grade point average. Only scholars selected by a school instructor, counselor or other qualified sponsor are accepted. These scholars are also eligible for other awards given by the USAA. Angel, who attends Smith Middle School, was nominated for this national award by Mrs. Young, a sponsor at her school. Angel will appear in the All-American Scholar Yearbook, which is published nationally. “Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important than ever before in America’s history,” said Dr. George Stevens, Executive Director of the United States Achievement Academy. “Certainly, United States Achievement Academy winners should be congratulated and appreciated for their dedication to excellence and achievement.” The Academy selects All-American Scholars upon the exclusive recommendation by teachers, coaches, counselors and other qualified sponsors. Once awarded, the students may be recognized by the USAA for other honors. Angel is the daughter of George and Rebecca Casta’eda from Fort Hood. Her grandparents are Delia Solis and Daria Gonzales, both of Brady.