28 Jan 2015

Two CHS Seniors Named Candidates in Presidential Scholars Program

Catholic High School seniors Josh Campbell and Dan Nguyen were selected as candidates for the United States Presidential Scholars Program. There are 16 candidates in the greater Baton Rouge area and 50 from across the state.

The program is not something that anyone can apply for. Candidates for the program are invited by the U.S. Department of Education based on their Scores on the SAT or ACT. Students chosen as U.S. Presidential Scholar will receive an expense-paid trip to Washington, D. C. in June and the U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion at a ceremony sponsored by the White House, in commemoration of their achievements.

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979, the program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts. Each year, up to 141 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.