Local Student Named Candidate In U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

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Nicholas Trujillo. Courtesy photo

Local Student Named Candidate In U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

By STAFF REPORTER
Española Valley High School (EVHS) senior Nicholas Trujillo of Chimayo was named one of only 4,000 candidates nationwide in the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
Trujillo was selected as part of a nationwide search that reviewed nearly 3.5 million students expected to graduate from high school     in 2017.
Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 53rd year, is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors.
Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities.
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President to recognize some of the nation’s most distinguished graduating seniors for their accomplishments in many areas.
Annually, up to 161 U.S. Presidential Scholars are chosen from among that year’s senior class, representing excellence in education and the promise of greatness in America’s youth.
All scholars are invited to Washington, D.C. in June for the National Recognition Program and presentation of the Presidential Scholars Medallion at a White House ceremony.
A distinguished panel of educators will review the candidates and select 800 semifinalists in April.
The Commission on Presidential Scholars, a panel appointed by the President, will review the candidates and select the finalists in May.Trujillo is the son of Sammy and Nichole Trujillo.
 

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