Posted: Monday, February 4, 2013

Six GCS Seniors Named Candidates in 2013 Presidential Scholars Program

Six Greenville County Schools’ seniors have been named among 3,000 candidates in the 2013 United States Presidential Scholars Program. They are Brittany D. Fales, Mauldin High; Benjamin J. Butler, Riverside High; Nathan J. Chou, Riverside High; Emily R. Hudson, Southside High Academy; and Pooja Jayaraman, Southside High Academy. Sarah K. Adams of Eastside High is a candidate for Presidential Scholar in the Arts.

About 560 Semifinalists will be selected as semifinalists, and ultimately as a Scholar, based on their exceptional scores on the SAT or the ACT college entrance test, as well as their accomplishments in other areas such as leadership and involvement in their schools and communities. Approximately 20 additional students are selected on their academic and artistic accomplishments in the visual or performing arts, or creative writing.

Semifinalists will be announced in early April, and Scholars will be announced in early May. Each year, up to 141 students are named as U. S. Presidential Scholars, one of the Nation’s highest honors for high school students.


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