A Little Miami senior recently learned that she had been selected a National Merit Scholar finalist and as a candidate for the prestigious United States Presidential Scholars program.
The Presidential Scholars program was established in 1964 by an executive order of the President to recognize the nation's most distinguished graduating seniors for their accomplishments in many areas such as academic success, leadership and service to school and community. Annually, up to 161 U.S. Presidential Scholars are chosen from 4,000 candidates in each year's senior class. All scholars are invited to Washington, D.C. in June for the recognition program, which culminates in the presentation of the Presidential Scholars Medallion during a White House-sponsored ceremony.
Nguyen has been invited to apply for this year's program and will learn if she has been accepted later this spring. She scored a perfect 36 on her ACT and has been offered a substantial scholarship to attend Stanford University. She is a member of the academic team and is the student representative on the Little Miami Board of Education.