Lakewood High Senior Named Semifinalist in Presidential Scholars Program
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program recognizes and honors some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors.
PINELLAS COUNTY – Carson Hamel of Seminole, a senior and valedictorian at Lakewood High School’s Center for Advanced Technologies program, has been selected as a semifinalist in the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
Semifinalists were selected from nearly 5,300 candidates. Inclusion in the program is one of the highest honors bestowed on high school seniors. Students are selected based on superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities.
Annually, up to 161 U.S. Presidential Scholars are chosen. Scholars will be announced in May.
Scholars will be invited to Washington, D.C., in June to participate in activities and events, and receive the Presidential Scholar Medallion at a White House-sponsored ceremony.
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979, the program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts. In 2015, the program was again extended to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields.
For information about the scholars program, go to www2.ed.gov.
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