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2 Utah excessive schoolers named Presidential Students

2 Utah excessive schoolers named Presidential Students

SALT LAKE CITY — Two highschool seniors from the Beehive State have been named 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholar recipients.

Joseph Tsai, who attends Timpview Excessive Faculty in Provo, and Audrey Su, who attends Skyline Excessive Faculty in Sandy, are two of 161 seniors chosen for this yr’s award.

Launched in 1964, the celebrated award is given to 2 college students from every state yearly, in addition to the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. households residing overseas. It is also awarded to fifteen college students chosen at-large, 20 students within the arts and 20 students in profession and technical training.

“The 161 highschool seniors chosen for the sixtieth anniversary of the U.S. Presidential Students symbolize the most effective of our nation’s colleges and encourage hope within the vivid way forward for this nation,” stated U.S. Secretary of Schooling Miguel Cardona, in a press release. “On behalf of President (Joe) Biden, I’m delighted to have fun their accomplishments, and encourage these students to proceed to intention excessive, elevate up others and embrace alternatives to steer.”

The students are chosen on educational success and excellence within the arts and technical training, the assertion says. This course of requires the evaluate of pupil essays, college evaluations and transcripts and of the scholar’s demonstrated dedication to group service and management.

“Joseph and Audrey exemplify the distinctive expertise that Utah’s college students possess. We’re immensely pleased with their accomplishments, which replicate the unwavering dedication of Utah’s academic group to foster excellence and empower our college students to achieve their fullest potential,” State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sydnee Dickson stated in a press release.

Greater than 3.7 million highschool seniors throughout the nation are anticipated to graduate this yr and over 5,700 certified for the Presidential Scholar award. Over 8,200 college students have been honored for the reason that award’s conception.

The total checklist of 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholar recipients will be discovered right here.

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