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Two Syosset Students Selected as Presidential Scholar Candidates

Two Syosset High School Seniors have been selected as 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholar Candidates. Seniors Sabrina Guo and Maximus Lu were notified by the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program that they qualified for one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.

Sabrina and Maximus are among roughly 5,000 students nationwide who will have the opportunity to apply to become U.S. Presidential Scholars. Application is by invitation only by the US Department of Education’s Commission on Presidential Scholars, and candidates are selected based on their superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character, and involvement in the community.

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President to recognize excellence in education and to honor some of the nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. Approximately 600 Semi-Finalists will be announced in April. Up to 161 U.S. Presidential Scholars will be selected and announced in early May.