16 seniors have been selected as U.S. Presidential Scholar Candidates, one of the highest academic honors bestowed upon a graduating high school student
We are proud to announce that 16 students from the Class of 2023 have been nominated for the Presidential Scholars award, making American Heritage Schools the No. 1 school in Florida for the highest number of Presidential Scholar candidates. The U.S. Presidential Scholars is the nation’s most prestigious recognition for distinguished graduating high school seniors.
These candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from United States high schools in 2023. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities.
“Achieving Presidential Scholar status is one of the highest academic honors bestowed upon a graduating high school student,” said Dr. Doug Laurie, president of American Heritage Schools. “We are proud to have these students qualify for this prestigious nomination. Each student exemplifies extraordinary achievements, strong character, and community involvement, and their work and continued pursuit of excellence are admired.”
U.S. Presidential Scholars are honored for their accomplishments during the National Recognition Program in Washington D.C. each June. To commemorate their achievement, the Scholars are awarded the Presidential Scholars Medallion during a White House sponsored ceremony.