8 Troy Students Named 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholar Candidates
'They are wonderful representative of the Troy School District,' writes Superintendent Barbara A. Fowler.
Eight students in the Troy School District have been named U.S. Presidential Scholar Candidates, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students. These students were selected based on their exceptional scholarship, leadership, service to the community and/or talent in the visual, creative and performing arts.
“We are very proud to have so many students named as U.S. Presidential Scholar Candidates,” said Troy School District Superintendent Barbara A. Fowler. “This level of achievement is outstanding and these students should be commended for their dedication and commitment to their educational goals. They are wonderful representative of the Troy School District.”
Many of the students were selected based on their scores on the ACT or SAT. They will now have the opportunity to share more about their activities and achievements both inside and outside the classroom. Only a very small percentage of students nationwide are invited to this round, and to have eight in one school district is outstanding.
The following students represent the Troy School District as President Scholar Candidates:
- Nitin Chandra, Troy High School
- Dorothy Chen, Troy High School
- Justin Fan, Troy High School
- Cary Huang, Troy High School
- Ergest Isak, Troy Athens High School
- Edmund Qiao, Troy High School
- Grace Wu, Troy Athens High School
- Michael Yu, Troy Athens High School
The U.S President Scholar Program was established in 1964 to recognize outstanding graduating seniors in high schools across the country. Annually, up to 141 scholars are ultimately chosen and invited to attend weeklong activities in Washington, D.C. in June. You can read more about the program at the following link: ed.gov/programs/psp/index.html.
Source: Troy School District