Yesterday, 12 Harker seniors were selected as candidates for the 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars program. Each year the U.S. Department of Education selects Presidential Scholar candidates among students who have demonstrated excellence in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields. Candidates may submit additional materials, including essays, transcripts and self-assessments, to advance in the program. Approximately 500 candidates will be selected as semifinalists in March. In April, 121 students will be named Presidential Scholars.
This year’s candidates are: Andrew Lu, Clair Luo, John Lynch, Arya Maheshwari, Akshay Manglik, Utkarsh Priyam, Aditya Singhvi, Srinath Somasundaram, Nicholas Yi, Alex Zhai, Elaine Zhai and Weixuan Zhang.