Metairie, LA (PRWEB) February 04, 2014
Metairie Park Country Day School senior Sam Siegel has been nominated for the United States Presidential Scholars Program by the U.S. Department of Education. This prodigious honor recognizes the Nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors for their broad academic achievement, personal characteristics, leadership, and service. Each year 3,000 candidates are nominated based on exceptional SAT and ACT scores. Sam scored a 35 out of 36 possible points on his ACT.
Approximately 560 candidates will be named as semifinalists, and in April, the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars will select up to 121 Academic Scholars from across the United States. The winners will enjoy an expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., where they will be awarded the Presidential Scholars Medallion at a ceremony sponsored by the White House. Visit http://www.ed.gov/psp.
Sam has been a student at Country Day since Kindergarten. He is a member of the School’s prestigious New Orleans Scholars Program and founder of the Investment Club. He will graduate with his class in May of 2014.
Country Day is proud to acknowledge students who have been honored by the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program in previous years:
Nina Haug 2012 Nominee, Lane Porter 2012 Nominee, Cheney Gardner 2011 Nominee, Jara Crear 2008 U.S. Presidential Scholar, Jordan Katz 2006 Semifinalist, Patrick Tyler 2005 Semifinalist, and Jonathan Soslow 1995 U.S. Presidential Scholar.