Dakota Simpson and Blaise Willis Advance in US Presidential Scholars Program Competition

Congratulations Blaise Willis and Dakota Simpson for being named as candidates for the United States Presidential Scholars Program!  Of the nearly 3.6 million high school seniors graduating this year, Blaise and Dakota were two of approximately 4,500 students to be named as candidates.  They are now eligible to move forward in the application process/competition.

Students chosen as U.S. Presidential Scholars receive an expense-paid trip to Washington, D. C. in June and are presented the U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion at a ceremony sponsored by the White House, in commemoration of their achievements. During their visit to Washington, Scholars have access to important national and international figures, including government officials, educators, authors, musicians, scientists and other accomplished people. Scholars are provided opportunities to: wrestle with issues that concern America and the world; attend recitals, receptions and ceremonies held in their honor; and visit area museums and monuments.