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Presidential Scholars Program Names DiCarlo a Candidate

Bishop Watterson senior Nicholas DiCarlo has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a candidate for the United States Presidential Scholars Program. He is among just 3,000 candidates identified for the academic portion of the program who have scored exceptionally well on the SAT or ACT.

The 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 seniors. In 1979 the program was expanded to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional scholarship talent in the visual, creative and performing arts. Each year up to 141 students are chosen from among the candidates to become U.S. Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school seniors.

In April 560 semifinalists will be announced followed in May by the Scholars. The Scholars will be honored for their accomplishments during the National Recognition Weekend in Washington, D.C. in June.

For more information on the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, click here.