Maple Grove, Wayzata High School Students Named U.S. Presidential Scholars
Two local high school students are among 161 high school seniors nationwide to be honored as U.S. Presidential Scholars.
Stavya Arora of Maple Grove High School and Matthew Chen of Wayzata High School were recognized for academic success, artistic and technical excellence, and community service and leadership.
“Your work and your passion for academics and your dedication to your community have brought you to this honor,” said Education Commissioner Willie Jett in a statement to CCX News. “You are both an inspiration to your fellow students, and we are extremely proud of you.”
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was created in 1964. It has honored more than 8,000 of the nation’s top-performing students since the program’s inception.
The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars selects a male and female student from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and families living abroad. In addition, 15 students are chosen at large, 20 in the arts and 20 in career and technical education.
The Presidential Scholars Class of 2023 will be recognized for their outstanding achievement this summer with an online recognition program.
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