Carmel High School senior, Kevin Wang, was selected as a 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholar. Wang is one of 161 students from across the country to earn the distinction and receives the honor with fellow Indiana scholar, Sneha Yelamanchili from Signature School. This is the second consecutive year a Carmel High School student has earned this prestigious recognition.
"Our 2022 Presidential Scholars represent the best of America, and remind us that when empowered by education, there are no limits to what our young people can achieve," said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. “Throughout one of the most trying periods in our nation's history and amid our recovery from the pandemic, our students have once again demonstrated their strength and that they have so much to contribute to our country. Thanks to them, I know America's future is bright."
Scholars are selected annually based on academic achievement, artistic and technical excellence, essay submissions, and school transcripts. Out of the 3.7 million eligible high school seniors, more than 5,000 candidates qualified for consideration based on test scores and nomination. Wang was also named a 2022 National Merit Semifinalist and recently received a perfect ACT score.
A complete list of 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars and more information is available at http://www.ed.gov/psp.