Students named Presidential Scholar semifinalists

April 21, 2013 

Several students from the Triangle have been named semifinalists in the 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

They were among 500 high school seniors nationwide chosen for the honor. Ultimately, one male and one female student from each state will be named finalists, receiving the Presidential Scholars Medallion and an invitation to Washington, D.C., in June for a ceremony in their honor and activities with elected officials. Students are selected on the basis of academic and artistic achievements, leadership, character and involvement in community and school activities.

The semifinalists from our area were Jonathan M. Cookmeyer of Apex and Jonathan T. Tseng of Cary, both of whom attend Raleigh Charter High School; Anne K. Kelley of Chapel Hill, who attends the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics; Jacob A. Reed of Chapel Hill, who attends East Chapel Hill High School and was named a finalist in the main program as well as the Presidential Scholar in the Arts program; Nivedita Sankar of Chapel Hill and Nicholas R. Pruthi of Durham, both students at Durham Academy; and Hannah R. Moyles of Wake Forest, who attends Wake Forest-Rolesville High School.

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