The United States Achievement Academy announced today that Holly Watson has been named a United States National Winner in English. This award is a prestigious honor very few students can ever hope to attain. In fact, the Academy recognizes fewer than 10% of all American High School students. Holly, who attends Brady High School, was nominated for this national award by Tanya Williams, an English teacher at the school. Holly will appear in the United States Achievement Academy’s Official Yearbook which is published nationally. “Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important than ever 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, Founder of the United States Achievement Academy. The Academy selects USAA winners upon the exclusive recommendation of teachers, 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 of a qualified sponsor. Holly is the daughter of Earl and Annie Watson of Brady.