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Five Students named Presidential Scholar Candidates

Seniors Kathryn Guo, Jenny Hu, Robby Ligeralde, Naina Purushothaman, and Santiago Rodriguez were named as candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program for their outstanding academic achievement and performance on their ACT or SAT tests. “We are thrilled that five of our seniors have been recognized by the U.S. Presidential Scholars program for being among the top 40 SAT and ACT scorers in the state of Ohio,” said Director of College Counseling Susan Marrs. Guo, Ligeralde, and Purushothaman received perfect scores on their ACT and Hu received a perfect score on her SAT. Each year up to 161 students are named U.S. Presidential Scholars and awarded the Presidential Scholars Medallion in June. The Presidential Scholars program began in 1964 and honors students who demonstrate excellent scholarship, leadership, and selfless service to others. It is one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.