Three Clark County School District (CCSD) students are a part of the 54th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing only 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts and career and technical education fields.
The CCSD students are:
· Andrew T. Wang – Ed W. Clark High School (Presidential Scholar in Academics)
· Alisha M. Yi – Ed W. Clark High School (Presidential Scholar in the Arts)
· Leah Yim – West Career and Technical Academy (Presidential Scholar in Academics)
The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars selects scholars annually based on their academic success, artistic excellence, essays, school evaluations and transcripts, as well as their efforts in community service, leadership and demonstrated commitment to high ideals.
Nationally, 3.6 million students are expected to graduate from high school this year, according to the U.S Department of Education. From those students, more than 5,200 candidates qualified for the 2018 awards.
Created in 1964, the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program has honored almost 7,500 of the nation’s top-performing students with the prestigious award given to honorees during the annual ceremony in Washington, D.C. The 2018 ceremony will be held June 24, when each honoree will receive a Presidential School Medallion.