Thursday March 14, 2013
Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 49th 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.
Zakrzewska was one of over 3,000 candidates selected for exceptional performance on either the College Board SAT or the ACT Assessment. 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 500 semifinalists in early April.
The Commission on Presidential Scholars will select one young man and one young woman from each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. students living abroad. The U.S. Department of Education will announce the Scholars in May.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Presidential Scholars