U.S. Presidential Scholars Program Announces Shawnee Mission Candidates
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program named nine Shawnee Mission seniors as candidates. Each year, up to 161 students are named Presidential Scholars, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students.
Shawnee Mission School District candidates are:
Shawnee Mission East
Shawnee Mission North
Shawnee Mission Northwes
Shawnee Mission South
Megan C. Bogner
Shawnee Mission West
They were selected among about 5,000 eligible candidates in the 2022 program from nearly 3.6 million 2022 high school seniors across the country.
Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and demonstrated commitment to high ideals. To qualify, candidates needed to score exceptionally well on either the SAT or the ACT and must be nominated by their Chief State School Officer (CSSO).
The program was established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President to recognize and honor some of the nation’s most distinguished graduating seniors for their many accomplishments.
The U.S. Department of Education will announce the Scholars in May. Scholars are awarded a Presidential Scholar medallion and are honored during the National Recognition Program in June.