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Seniors Named Candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Friday, February 06, 2015
 Congratulations to four Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) seniors who are candidates for the prestigious 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The students are among over 3,900 candidates selected across the country for their exceptional performance on the College Board SAT or ACT assessments.  Each year, up to 141 students are named as U.S. Presidential Scholars, one of the Nation’s highest honors for high school students. The Scholars represent excellence in education and the promise of greatness in young people.
2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program Candidates:
Robert L. Arnott, Cypress Bay High School
Caterina Golner, Cypress Bay High School
Alison Huang, Cypress Bay High School
Steven J. Norwalk, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
A distinguished panel of educators reviews candidate submissions to select approximately 560 semifinalists, which will be announced in April 2015. The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, a group of eminent citizens appointed by the President, will then select this year’s Presidential Scholars. The winners will be announced in May.
Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character, and involvement in the community and school activities. All scholars are honored during National Recognition Weekend, held in June in Washington, DC.  U.S. Presidential Scholars are guests of the Commission and enjoy an expense-paid trip to Washington DC, to meet with government officials, educators, authors, musicians, scientists and other accomplished people. Scholars have the opportunity to visit museums and monuments, and attend recitals, receptions and ceremonies. To commemorate their achievement, the Scholars are awarded the Presidential Scholars Medallion during a ceremony sponsored by the White House.
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has over 260,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 238 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 99 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 204 different countries and speak 135 different languages. For more information about BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @Browardschools, like us on Facebook @ facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free Broward County Public Schools mobile app.