Ananya Bansal Named a Candidate in the 2018 Presidential Scholars Program!

Wheatley senior Ananya Bansal has been named a candidate in the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program by the United States Department of Education. She is one of approximately 4,000 candidates selected from the nearly 3.2 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in 2018.

Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 54th year, is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a graduating high school senior. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities.

The initial candidate group of approximately 4,000 candidates were selected for their exceptional performance on either the College Board SAT or the ACT Assessment. A distinguished panel of educators will review the submissions and select semifinalists in early April.

Finally, the Commission on Presidential Scholars, a group of up to 32 citizens appointed by the President, will make the final selection of the scholars. The U.S. Department of Education will announce the scholars in May.

Congratulations to Ananya! We wish her the best as she advances in this program!

Julian Nathan Named a Candidate for the U.S. Presidential Scholar Program!

Wheatley senior Julian Nathan has been named a candidate in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program by the United States Department of Education. He is one of approximately 3,900 candidates selected from the nearly 3.2 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in 2016.

Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 52nd year, is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a graduating high school senior. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities.

The initial candidate group of approximately 3,900 candidates were selected for their exceptional performance on either the College Board SAT or the ACT Assessment. A distinguished panel of educators will review the submissions and select semifinalists in early April.

Finally, the Commission on Presidential Scholars, a group of up to 32 citizens appointed by the President, will make final selection of the scholars. The U.S. Department of Education will announce the scholars in May.

Congratulations to Julian! We wish him the best as he advances in this program!

Rohan Gulati Named a Candidate for the U.S. Presidential Scholar Program!

Wheatley senior Rohan Gulati has been named a candidate in the 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program by the United States Department of Education. He is one of approximately 3,900 candidates selected from the nearly 3.2 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in 2015.

Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 51st year, is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a graduating high school senior. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities.

The initial candidate group of approximately 3,900 candidates were selected for their exceptional performance on either the College Board SAT or the ACT Assessment. A distinguished panel of educators will review the submissions and select semifinalists in early April.

Finally, the Commission on Presidential Scholars, a group of up to 32 citizens appointed by the President, will make final selection of the scholars. The U.S. Department of Education will announce the scholars in May.

Congratulations to Rohan! We wish him the best as he advances in this program!2015-02-10 10.57.45-2 2015-02-10 10.57.43

Lauren Perry Named a Semifinalist in Presidential Scholar Program

At the end of April, Lauren Perry (Class of 2014) was named one of 565 semifinalists in the 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The semifinalists were selected from more than 4,000 candidates on the basis of superior achievements, leadership qualities, personal character, and involvement in community and school activities. (It was in January that Lauren was invited to participate in the program.)

Final selection of the Scholars will be made by the Commission on Presidential Scholars, a group of eminent citizens appointed by the President, and will be announced in May. The Commission will select one young man and one young woman from each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. students living abroad; up to 20 students representing the visual, literary and performing arts; and 15 students at-large.

Scholars will be invited to Washington, D.C., in June to receive the U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion at a recognition ceremony and to participate in various activities and events held in their honor.

Semifinalists were chosen by a panel of distinguished educators after a review of students’ essays, self-assessments, descriptions of activities, school recommendations, and school transcripts.

Congratulations to Lauren on receiving this recognition! Best of luck as her portfolio is reviewed in the weeks ahead!

Lauren Perry

Lauren Perry Nominated as a Presidential Scholar!

A few hours before she was celebrated by the Board of Education for her recognition as an Semi Finalist in the Intel Science Talent Competition, Lauren Perry received notification from the United States Department of Education that she had been named one of more than 3,000 candidates in the 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.4 million graduating seniors from across the United States.

Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now it its 50th year, is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities.

Over 3,000 candidates were selected for their exceptional performance on either the SAT or ACT. In addition, each Shief State School Officer (CSSO) was invited to nominate three male and three female candidates, based on their outstanding scholarship, residing in the CSSO’s jurisdiction. Further consideration is based on students’ essays, self-assessments, descriptions of activities, school recommendations, and school transcripts. A distinguished panel of educators will review these submissions and select 560 semifinalists in early April.

The Commission on Presidential Scholars, a group of up to 32 eminent citizens appointed by the President, will make final selection of the Scholars. They will select one young mane and one young woman from each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. students living abroad; 15 students at-large; and up to 20 students from the creative and performing arts. The U.S. Department of Education will announce the Scholars in May.

Scholars will be invited to Washington, D.C., for several days in June to receive the Presidential Scholars Medallion at a recognition ceremony and to participate in events and activities with their elected representative, educators, and other leading individuals in public life.

Congratulations (again!) to Lauren!

Lauren Perry