The US Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 by executive order of the President to recognize and honor some of the nation’s most distinguished high school seniors. Students are selected based on academic success, leadership, and service to school and community.
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 US citizens living abroad, will be named US Presidential Scholars. These students will be recognized at the White House later this summer.
“Kate and Andrew embody Paducah Tilghman’s commitment to excellence in so many ways,” said Principal Allison Stieg. “Academically and athletically, they are among the most talented, and both are gifted writers and critical thinkers. They have also used their talents and passions to positively impact both our school system and the community. Our PTHS family is thrilled that these engaged students have been honored as two of the nation’s finest high school seniors.”