Posted: Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Four GCS Seniors Named Candidates in 2015 Presidential Scholars Program

Pierce Buzhardt, Wade Hampton High John D. Freeman, Riverside High
Pierce Buzhardt, Wade Hampton High (left) and John D. Freeman, Riverside High (right)
Prateek C. Shah, Southside High Kellen C. Neely, Wade Hampton High
Prateek C. Shah, Southside High (left) and Kellen C. Neely, Wade Hampton High (right)

Four Greenville County Schools’ seniors have been named candidates in the 2015 United States Presidential Scholars Program. They are John D. Freeman, Riverside High; Prateek C. Shah, Southside High; Pierce Buzhardt, Wade Hampton High; and Kellen C. Neely, Wade Hampton High.

About 560 Semifinalists will be selected as semifinalists, and ultimately as a Scholar, based on their accomplishments in many areas – academic and artistic success, leadership, and involvement in school and the community – and represent excellence in education and the promise of greatness in America’s youth. They are invited to Washington, D.C. in June to participate in the National Recognition Program featuring various events and enrichment activities and culminating in the presentation of the Presidential Scholars Medallion during a White House-sponsored ceremony.

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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