Rocky River City Schools News Article

Two RRHS Seniors Named Candidates for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

February 7, 2024

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Rocky River High School (RRHS) seniors William Coleman and John Weixel have been selected as candidates for the 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The RRHS students are two of the 207 high school seniors in the State of Ohio to earn the selection. There are approximately 5,000 candidates throughout the country.

To view a complete list of this year's candidates, please click here.
A nomination to this prestigious program is among the highest honor a graduating high school senior can receive. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in school and community activities.
In April, the Commission on Presidential Scholars will review the applications of all semifinalists based on the same criteria used by the review committee and select up to 161 U.S Presidential Scholars. 
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979, the program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative, and performing arts. In 2015, the program was again extended to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields.

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