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Walden Nominated for U.S. Presidential Scholarship

The Commission on Presidential Scholars will select 500 semifinalists from the national pool of honored students. In April, 121 students, including one male and one female from each state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and from families of U.S. citizens living abroad, will be named U.S. Presidential Scholars. These students will be recognized at the White House later this summer.

“Michael-Ellen has been a student in the Paducah Public Schools since kindergarten, and her diligent work all along the way is now culminating in one of the country’s highest honors,” said Superintendent Donald Shively. “From lighting up the stage in Clark School’s Affair of the Arts productions to helping found Paducah Middle’s speech team where she was named state champion as an eighth grader, she has blazed significant trails. The positive impact she has had in the school system and most recently at Tilghman is beyond impressive.”

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