Seminole High Senior Selected as US Presidential Scholar Semifinalist

Seminole High Senior Selected as US Presidential Scholar Semifinalist
Posted on 04/29/2024

For Immediate Release: April 29, 2024

Photo of Pranav, semifinalst of U.S. Presidential Scholars ProgramSANFORD, FL: Seminole County Public Schools is pleased to share that Pranav R. Eada, a graduating senior at Seminole High School has been named one of 625 semifinalists in the 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The semifinalists were selected from over 6,000 candidates expected to graduate from US high schools in the year 2024. 

lnclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 60th year, is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. Scholars are selected based on their accomplishments in many areas including academic and artistic success, accomplishment in career and technical fields, leadership, strong character, and involvement in school and the community.

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President to recognize some of our nation's most distinguished graduating seniors.  The program was expanded in 1979 to recognize students demonstrating exceptional scholarship and talent in the visual, creative, and performing arts. In 2015, the program was expanded once again to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical fields. Annually, up to 161 US Presidential scholars are chosen from among that year’s senior class, representing excellence in education and the promise of greatness in American youth. Each year scholars are presented with a Presidential Scholar Medallion.

A distinguished panel of educators has reviewed the submissions and elected 625 semifinalists. The Commission on Presidential Scholars, a group of up to 32 eminent citizens appointed by the President, will select the finalists, and the US Department of Education will announce the scholars in May. 

The Presidential Scholar Class of 2024 will be recognized for their outstanding achievement in late June with an online National Recognition Program.

To request an interview with the student, family, or school counselor, please contact Katherine Crnkovich.

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