Earlier this week, senior Iris Fu was nominated to become a 2024 Presidential Scholar in the Arts in the Visual Arts category. YoungArts, the organization that selects nominees, identified 60 students nationwide for this honor, one of the highest for students who demonstrate exceptional artistic and academic aptitude. On the invitation of YoungArts, Fu traveled to Miami in January for National YoungArts Week, during which she earned the Presidential Scholar nomination.
The Presidential Scholar in the Arts is part of the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, established in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson to recognize the high-achieving graduating seniors. It was expanded in 1979 to include visual and performing arts, and again in 2015 for career and technical education fields.