On Tuesday, senior Jacqueline He was named a 2018 Presidential Scholar in the Arts, becoming the sixth student from Harker to earn Presidential Scholar recognition in the school’s history. He, who also won a national gold medal in this year’s Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, selected English teacher Nicholas Manjoine to be recognized as a distinguished teacher.
About 5,200 students qualified for the program, based on a variety of achievements, including outstanding scores on College Board SAT and ACT exams, success in the National YoungArts Foundation’s YoungArts competition and nominations. The Commission on Presidential Scholars then selected 20 Presidential Scholars in the Arts based on artistic achievement, personal characteristics, and leadership and service activities.
As one of this year’s Presidential Scholars, He is eligible to attend a special ceremony in Washington, D.C. on June 24.