Four LPS seniors named U.S. Presidential Scholar Candidates
Date: Friday, February 01, 2013
Four Littleton Public Schools seniors representing all three LPS high schools have recently been named U.S. Presidential Scholar Candidates. They are John Brock, Arapahoe High School; Erika Davidoff, Heritage High School; Jake McKnight, Heritage High School; and Catherine Patton, Littleton High School.
Participation in the national Presidential Scholar Program is by invitation only and is based on exceptional scores on the SAT or the ACT as well as outstanding academic achievement. Only 65 high school seniors in Colorado were named Presidential Scholar Candidates for the 2012–2013 school year.
Semifinalists will be named in late March from this pool of Candidates; the Commission on Presidential Scholars will make its final selections of Presidential Scholars in April.
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979, the program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts. Each year, only as many as 121 students across the nation are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students. An additional 20 students will be named Presidential Scholars in the Arts.