Six high school seniors from New Jersey have been selected as U.S. Presidential Scholars for 2023, out of 3.7 million graduates nationwide. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, and leadership skills.
U.S. Presidential Scholars Recognized as Future Leaders
Education Secretary Miguel Cardona praised the scholars, saying they “represent the future of our country and the bright promise it holds.” The 161 honorees, who include at least one student from each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. families living abroad, were selected based on their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields.
New Jersey Ranks Second in U.S. Presidential Scholars Honorees
This year, California produced more scholars than any other state, but New Jersey ranked a close second. The six students from New Jersey who received the award are Sebastin N. Anderson, Camryn Nicole Bartone, Katherine Chen, Andrew C. Noviello, Ian Liu, and Christopher Y. Shin. These talented young men and women attend high schools in Allendale, Freehold, Mountain Lakes, Lawrenceville, Brooklyn, and Cherry Hill, respectively.
Recognition for U.S. Presidential Scholars
This year’s honorees will be recognized in an online program this summer. The U.S. Presidential Scholars program was established in 1964 to honor the country’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. Since then, the program has recognized over 7,600 outstanding students who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, and community service.
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