2022 Presidential Scholars

District Students Earn Recognition as Presidential Scholars
Posted on 05/20/2022
2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars ProgramThree Palm Beach County School District students have been named 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars, following a rigorous application process:
• Alexander James Stone – West Boca Raton Community High School
• Miles Kai Wang – Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts
• Kailey Rose Worontsoff – Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program is a recognition program, and students chosen as U.S. Presidential Scholars receive a Presidential medallion to commemorate their achievements. Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students.

Of the 3.7 million students expected to graduate from high school this year, more than 5,000 candidates qualified for the 2022 awards determined by outstanding performance on the College Board SAT or ACT exams, or through nominations made by chief state school officers, other partner recognition organizations, and YoungArts, the National Foundation for the Advancement of Artists.

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of the 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.
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