Abigail Stevens has been named as a candidate in the 2020 United States Presidential Scholars Program. Her candidacy is based on either her outstanding performance on the ACT Assessment or the College Board SAT, or nomination by our Chief State School Officer or one of our partner recognition organizations. Of the nearly 3.6 million high school seniors graduating this year, Abby is one of approximately 4,500 students to receive this invitation.
The program was established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President to recognize some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating seniors for their accomplishments in many areas: academic success, leadership, and service to school and community. In 1979, it was expanded to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional scholarship and talent in the visual, creative, and performing arts. In 2015, the program was expanded once again to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical fields.
Each spring, the Commission on Presidential Scholars names up to 161 distinguished graduating high school seniors as U.S. Presidential Scholars. Being selected as a U.S. Presidential Scholar is one of the highest honors our nation’s high school students may receive. You can find more detailed information about the program at this website www.ed.gov/psp .
The students selected as 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars will receive the Presidential Scholars Medallion at a ceremony sponsored by the White House during the National Recognition Program (NRP) in Washington, DC. As guests of the Commission, students will receive an expense-paid trip to Washington, DC, and will attend a series of events held in their honor. NRP has been tentatively scheduled for June 16-18, 2020.
Congratulations & Good Luck Abby!!!