U.S. Presidential Scholars each year are comprised of one young man and one young woman from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and from U.S. families living abroad, as well as 15 chosen at-large, 20 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, and 20 U.S. Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education. ​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 performance and exhibition is a celebration of all U.S. Presidential Scholars, and is co-presented by the National YoungArts Foundation, the Commission on the U.S. Presidential Scholars and the U.S. Department of Education. 

A Salute to the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars
A multidisciplinary performance directed by Michael McElroy 

Monday, June 25, 2018
Doors | 7:30 PM
Performance | 8 PM 

Concert Hall
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street NW, Washington, D.C.

The performance at the Kennedy Center will be streamed live at YoungArts.org 

Free and open to the public with tickets. 
Advance tickets available before June 20 by reservation at [email protected], and at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.

Exhibition of Artwork + Writing 
Hall of Nations 
On view from June 9 - July 1 
Public Hours: 10 AM - Midnight 

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