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CCSD students are 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars Semifinalists
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Five students from the Cherry Creek School District have been selected as U.S. Presidential Scholars Program Semifinalists and now advance to the final round of competition for one of our nation’s highest honors for high school seniors.

Congratulations to:

  • Victoria Connor – Cherry Creek High School
  • Nishtha Kochhar – Cherokee Trail High School
  • Kendra Neumann – Cherry Creek High School
  • Avi Swartz – Cherry Creek High School
  • Andrew Ying – Cherry Creek High School

They are among 723 semifinalists selected from a nationwide pool of 5,100 qualified candidates, who were chosen from the nearly 3.5 million graduating high school seniors. An additional 14 CCSD students were among the 5,100 candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Congratulations to:

  • Allan Chen - Cherry Creek High School
  • Valliappan Chidambaram - Eaglecrest High School
  • Julia Frostholm - Cherry Creek High School
  • Katelyn Givan - Cherry Creek High School
  • Alexander Martin - Overland High School
  • Garrett Maus - Grandview High School
  • Danish Mohammed - Grandview High School
  • Diemmy Nguyen - Grandview High School
  • Daniel Schlatter - Cherry Creek High School
  • Sarah Shapard - Overland High School
  • Sean Smith - Cherry Creek High School
  • Andrew Starr - Grandview High School
  • Nyle Sykes - Cherry Creek High School
  • Abigail Weeks - Cherry Creek High School

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979, the program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts. In 2015, the program was again extended to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields. Later this month, up to 161 students will be named as U.S. Presidential Scholars for 2017.

Posted 5/2/2017 1:51 PM
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