U.S. Presidential Scholar
Ellen Choi has been selected as a 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholar from the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars!
Each year, one young man and one young woman is chosen from each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and from families of U.S. Citizens living abroad.
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. Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students.