American Heritage Senior Named U.S. Presidential Scholar for 2023
Congratulations to Kiran Spencer, senior at American Heritage Schools, Palm Beach Campus, who has been named a U.S. Presidential Scholar for the Class of 2023! He is one of only three students in Florida and 161 students nationwide who are part of the 59th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars. It is considered one of the nation’s most prestigious academic awards for high school graduates, recognizing their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields.
Of the 3.7 million students expected to graduate from high school this year, more than 5,000 candidates qualified for the 2023 awards.
“U.S. Presidential Scholars have always represented the future of our country and the bright promise it holds. I want each of these remarkable students to know: your passion and intellect, pursuit of excellence, and spirit of service are exactly what our country needs,” said Miguel Cardona, U.S. Secretary of Education.
The 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholars are composed of one young man and one young woman from each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. families living abroad, as well as 15 chosen at-large, 20 scholars in the arts, and 20 scholars in career and technical education.
The Presidential Scholars for the Class of 2023 will be recognized this summer with an online recognition program. A complete list of 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholars is available at ed.gov/psp.
Created in 1964, the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program has honored more than 8,000 of the nation’s top-performing students. The program was expanded in 1979 to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, literary and performing arts. In 2015, the program was again extended to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields.