Chandler Rubottom, the 14-year-old daughter of Dr. Michael Rubottom and Julie Inouye of Playa del Rey, was elected president of her freshman class at Palisades High School in Pacific Palisades.

She also attends Loyola Marymount University in Westchester through a program sponsored by the John Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

For spring break this year, Rubottom is scheduled to travel to Costa Rica to study the nation’s rainforest and various ecological systems.

A recent graduate of Paul Revere Middle School in Brentwood, she received the President of the United States Award and an award from the U.S. Secretary of Education for outstanding academic excellence.

Rubottom also received a letter from President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush congratulating her on her academic achievements.