Four Georgia students have been recognized as one of the 59th class U.S. Presidential Scholars, a prestigious honor for the nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. According to the press release, Aira Dani of Northview High School, Michelle Li of North Oconee High School, Sahil Sood of Lambert High School, and Jack Xu of George Walton High School received the award. Sood and Dani were recognized as U.S. Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education and were among just 20 CTE Presidential Scholars recognized nationally in 2023.

“I am so proud of Aira, Michelle, Sahil, and Jack – they have pursued excellence in academics and in life and represented the state of Georgia with distinction,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “I look forward to seeing the success these students will achieve in the future and wish them the very best in their future endeavors.”

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. Students are recognized for general academic achievement; exceptional talent in the visual, creative, and performing arts; or ability and accomplishment in career and technical education. Each year, up to 161 students are recognized as Presidential Scholars.

To see a complete list of 2023, U.S. Presidential Scholars is available here.

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