March 01, 2013
Five seniors from Columbus Academy are among 96 Ohio students chosen to be considered for the U.S. Presidential Scholars program: Michaela Cipriani in the arts and Kevin Beaulieu, Katrina Kent, Chris Nolan and Frank Zhong as academic nominees.
Each year, up to 141 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students. The program was established in 1964 and recognizes as many as 121 students as Presidential Academic Scholars and 20 as Presidential Arts Scholars.
Academics candidates are chosen based on performance on the College Board SAT or ACT exams. Nominations in the visual, creative and performing arts are earned through the National YoungArts Foundation (formerly the Nationals Foundation for Advancement in the Arts).
In April, 500 semifinalists will be announced and scholarships will be named in May. Scholars will be invited to National Recogntion Week in Washington, D.C., where they will receive a Presidential Scholar medallion.
U.S. PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM WEBSITE