MCHS senior, Greyson Cox was selected as a candidate for the United States Presidential Scholars Program. Students for this program are chosen based on their accomplishment in several areas including academic, artistic success, leadership, and involvement in their school and community. Approximately 500 candidates are named semifinalists and their names and supporting materials are sent to the Commission for review.
In April, the White House Commission will review the applications of the semifinalists and the finalists will be selected. Annually, up to 161 students are name as Presidential Scholars - one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.
Created in 1964, the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program has honored almost 7,000 of the nation's top-performing students; with the prestigious award given to honorees during the annual ceremony that is held in D.C. The program was expanded in 1979 to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, literary, and performing arts. In 2015, the program was again extended to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields.
For more information on the program, please visit www.ed.gov/psp. Congratulations Greyson and best of luck!