Wednesday Feb 1st, 2017
The 60 artists and high school seniors are all YoungArts winners nominated through our program, and we cheer them on as they continue the selection process through the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
View the list: https://www2.ed.gov/programs/psp/2017/candidates.pdf
Since its inception, the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program has honored more than 7,000 of the nation's high performing students. During the National Recognition Program, scholars are flown to D.C. to receive a Presidential Medallion, which is given to honorees during the annual ceremony in Washington, D.C.
The scholars meet with government officials, educators, authors, musicians, scientists and other leaders. Scholars also visit museums and monuments in our nation’s capital and attend recitals, receptions and ceremonies held in their honor. In addition to these activities, the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts have the opportunity to display their artwork in an exhibition and perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Only 20 of them will ultimately be chosen as the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, the highest honor in the United States for graduating high school seniors. Best of luck to all!