Namitha, Michelle, and Nikhita were selected from an initial 3 million graduating high school senior entrees, which was narrowed down to a group of over 5,000 candidates. The Commission on Presidential Scholars names a final total of 161 academic Presidential Scholars, which includes a male and female from each state and additional scholars from U.S. districts and territories. The Commission also chooses up to 20 Presidential Scholars in the Arts and 20 Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education.
Congratulations to Namitha, Michelle, and Nikhita for being named semifinalists, and best of luck as you enter the final round that determines Presidential Scholars!
(Pictured left to right: Namitha Alexander, Michelle Li, Nikhita Santebennur)