Out of 2,600 candidates, Mr. Paul Broyles, III, of Princeton, and Ms. Erin Morgan, of Wheeling, were among the 141 students nationwide selected for the prestigious honor.
The scholars are selected on the basis of the accomplishment in many areas – academic and artistic success, leadership, and involvement in their schools and communities.
“Paul and Erin’s selection as Presidential Scholars only emphasizes the importance of achieving a high quality education,” said State Schools Superintendent Dr. David Stewart. “I want to congratulate these two fine students and wish them the best for a bright future.”
Both Broyles and Morgan will receive an all expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. during National Recognition Week and will be awarded the Presidential Scholars medallion at a ceremony sponsored by the White House.
The United States Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President to honor some of our nation’s most distinguished high school seniors.