Congratulations to Alaman D. '19 for being named a U.S. Presidential Scholar by the U.S. Department of Education. This year's winners—161 high school seniors—will receive $2500 in scholarship money as one of the most prestigious academic awards for high school graduates and will receive a Presidential Scholar Medallion at a June 23 reception sponsored by the White House.
This is the 55th class of Presidential Scholars, selected by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars from about 3.6 million high school seniors on the basis of outstanding academic performance, artistic achievements, technical excellence, essays, community service, leadership, and commitment to high ideals. In addition, 55 other scholars are chosen – 20 in the arts, 20 in career and technical education and 15 selected at-large. California led the list with 10 scholars, followed by New Jersey with eight, and Florida with seven.