18 Williamson students are Presidential Scholarship candidates

18 Williamson students are Presidential Scholarship candidates

By WCS InFocus

Eighteen Williamson County Schools students are among the candidates for the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholarship.

The U.S. Presidential Scholarship is one of the highest honors a high school student can achieve. The 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.

Around 4,000 students are chosen as candidates based on SAT and ACT test scores. From that point on, approximately 20 males and 20 females are chosen from each state to advance as semifinalists. In April, up to 161 students are chosen as Presidential Scholars.

Congratulations to the following students:

  • Muhammad Fazili, Brentwood High
  • Brandon Huynh, Brentwood High
  • Daniel Johnson, Brentwood High
  • Max Tunnicliffe, Brentwood High
  • Vincent Vilay, Brentwood High
  • Coby Warkenton, Brentwood High
  • Halle Cathey, Franklin High
  • William Haslam, Franklin High
  • John McElroy, Franklin High
  • Maxwell Coil, Independence High
  • Adam Hallmark, Independence High
  • Tyler Hart, Independence High
  • Wyatt Hayes, Independence High
  • Tanvi Jivtode, Page High
  • Paxton Lifsey, Page High
  • Ryan Maguire, Ravenwood High
  • Clara Miller, Ravenwood High
  • Stacey Xiang, Ravenwood High

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