55 FCPS Students Named Candidates in U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

News Release
January 26, 2021

Fifty-five seniors in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) are among a group of more than 4,500 candidates in the 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in 2021. 

The following students were nominated from Fairfax County:

Rachel S. Chae

 Centreville HS

Robert T. Schroder

 Centreville HS

 Maxwell J. Miracle

 Falls Church HS

 John T. Child

 Falls Church HS

 Tryn Dunne

 Falls Church HS

 Rishav Shreeram

 Marshall HS

 James M. Laun

 Robinson SS

 Stephen K. Draughn

 Langley HS

 Tianyi Wu

 Langley HS

 Stephanie Zhang

 Langley HS

 Joshua W. Jones

 Langley HS

 Otto R. Janke

 Langley HS

 Jungmin Kang

 McLean HS

 Carole Yin

 Oakton HS

 Robert N. Long

 South Lakes HS

 Minjoo Song

 TJHSST

 Anais D. Beauvais

 TJHSST

 Gideon D. Fenster

 TJHSST

 Ankit Khandelwal

 TJHSST

 Anthony J. Wong

 TJHSST

 Emma N. Barnes

 TJHSST

 Patrick C. Gilles

 TJHSST

 Sean X. Nguyen

 TJHSST

 Andy He

 TJHSST

 Sophia J. Evanisko

 TJHSST

 Zachary Kwon

 TJHSST

 Arjun Aggarwal

 TJHSST

 Anuraag Kaashyap

 TJHSST

 Vance E. Kreider

 TJHSST

 Erin L. Li

 TJHSST

 Rohan Mishra

 TJHSST

 Shan Lateef

 TJHSST

 Justin J. Choi

 TJHSST

 Tammy Y. Ding

 TJHSST

 Aaliya Hussain

 TJHSST

 Austin J. Shi

 TJHSST

 Alexander L. Talamonti

 TJHSST

 Kevin Y. Zhang

 TJHSST

 David W. Xiang

 TJHSST

 Kaleena R. Roeva

 TJHSST

 Helena E. Liu

 TJHSST

 Olivia Y. Ma

 TJHSST

 Jason Wang

 TJHSST

 Julia A. Kao

 TJHSST

 Kamal Amirneni

 TJHSST

 Emily M. Song

 TJHSST

 Zoe A. Lu

 TJHSST

 Daniel Zeng

 TJHSST

 Atinsai K. Kolli

 TJHSST

 Sahiti Rachakonda

 TJHSST

 Alex Y. Zhang

 TJHSST

 Rubaiya R. Emran

 TJHSST

 Margaret B. Berberian

Woodson HS

 Nathaniel G. Close

Woodson HS

 Alexandra D. Cooper

Woodson HS

 Eun Gi Choe

 Westfield HS

Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors.  Scholars are selected based on superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character, and involvement in community and school activities. 
 
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President to recognize some of the nation’s most distinguished graduating seniors for their accomplishments in many areas: academic success, leadership, and service to school and community. It was expanded in 1979 to recognize students demonstrating exceptional scholarship and talent in the visual, creative, and performing arts. In 2015, the program was expanded once again to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical fields. Annually, up to 161 U.S. Presidential Scholars are chosen from among that year’s senior class. If circumstances permit all scholars are invited to Washington, DC in June for the National Recognition Program, featuring various events and enrichment activities and culminating in the presentation of the Presidential Scholars Medallion during a White House-sponsored ceremony. 

Semifinalists will be announced in mid-April and scholars in May by the U.S. Department of Education.  
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For more information about the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, call 507-931-8345 or e-mail PSP@scholarshipamerica.org.