Seniors named Presidential Scholars

Layla Moghavem

Seven seniors were named candidates for the 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholars program.

The program honors high school seniors for either academic abilities, artistic talent or accomplishments in career or technological education to encourage educational excellence. Students who score high on the SAT or ACT exams are automatically considered.

Semifinalists will be announced in April and finalists in May. Recipients are invited to attend a recognition ceremony sponsored in the White House, where each will be awarded with a Presidential Scholar Medallion.

Sean Jung ’16, Nathan Lee ’16, Adam Hirschhorn ’16, Joss Saltzman ’16, Benjamin Most ’16, Zachary Belateche ’16 and Joshua Friedman ’16 have been nominated this year.