Two cyber high school seniors selected as candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program
February 07, 2014
Two high school seniors from cyber charter schools were among the 106 Pennsylvania seniors selected as candidates to compete for the U.S. Presidential Scholars program. The candidates are: Vincent G. Bertoni, 21st Century Cyber Charter School, Exton, PA and Hope E. McNamee, PA Leadership Charter School, West Chester, PA.
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 by President Lyndon Johnson to recognize and honor some of our Nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. Of the 3,000 candidates selected nationally, 561 semi-finalists will be chosen in April and up to 141 Presidential Scholars will be selected in early May. The Presidential Scholars are invited to Washington D.C. to participate in the National Recognition Program in June and will culminate with the presentation of the Presidential Scholars Medallions during an East Room ceremony at the White House. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the prestigious U.S. Presidential Scholars program.