Elmont Memorial senior Michael Bailey has been nominated for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
One of only 25 New York State high school seniors nominated for the prestigious award, the Presidential Scholar recognition is one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students. The award honors one male and one female student from each state in the nation.
The U.S. Presidential Scholars 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. Last year, the program was expanded to recognize student excellence in Career and Technical Education programs.
Students chosen as U.S. Presidential Scholars receive an expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. in June and the U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion at a ceremony sponsored by the White House. During their visit to Washington, scholars will meet national and international powerful people including government officials, educators, authors, musicians, and scientists.