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15 LMSD Students Named 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholar Candidates

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) recently announced that 15 Lower Merion School District (LMSD) seniors were among the 198 Pennsylvania students named as candidates for the 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).

“I am delighted to recognize the students across Pennsylvania nominated as candidates for this year’s U.S. Presidential Scholars Program,” said Acting Secretary of Education and former LMSD Superintendent Dr. Khalid N. Mumin. “I am incredibly proud of these students for the hard work and dedication they put into their studies and for going above and beyond in community service, displaying outstanding leadership skills and doing their part to make the Commonwealth a better place for all Pennsylvanians.”

Established in 1964, the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program serves to recognize and honor distinguished graduating high school seniors each year. 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.

The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars selects students annually based on eligibility criteria including, but not limited to, their academic success, artistic and technical excellence, essays, school evaluations and transcripts, as well as evidence of community service, leadership, and demonstrated commitment to high ideals.

Congratulations to all of the candidates from Harriton and Lower Merion high schools!

Student School
Hana Boulware Harriton
Francis Fan Harriton
Hannah Gao Harriton
Sonia Gomes Harriton
Leah Kallen Harriton
Alexandros Protsos Harriton
Kevin Shen Harriton
Clara Zhu Harriton
Benjamin Zhuang Harriton
Stoyan Angelov LMHS
Julia Dubnoff LMHS
Mark Lancaster LMHS
Eliana Pasternak LMHS
Poppy Wagner LMHS
Nathan Yu LMHS

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