Friday, 17 February 2012 00:00
The Syosset Central School District announced that two Syosset High School students, Sida Chen and Daniel Chui, have been selected as candidates for the United States Presidential Scholars Program. Scholars are chosen based on outstanding academic success, artistic excellence, leadership, and involvement in school and the community.
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program serves to recognize and honor the nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. Each year, 3,000 candidates are named based on broad academic achievement and SAT and ACT scores.Approximately 500 candidates are named semifinalists and forwarded to a commission for further review. In April 2012, the Commission on Presidential Scholars selects up to 121 academic scholars and up to 20 arts scholars. Only 141 students will be named U.S. Presidential Scholars.