Zoe Edwards Named Presidential Scholar

CHS Senior Zoe Edwards Named U.S. Presidential Scholar 

Carmel High School senior, Zoe Edwards, was named as part of the 57th class of the U.S. Presidential Scholars. Edwards is one of 161 students from across the country to earn the distinction and joins Homestead High School senior Kobe Chen, as the two Indiana recipients. 

"The 2021 Presidential Scholars represent extraordinary achievements for our extraordinary times," said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. "I am delighted to join President Biden in saluting these outstanding young people for their achievements, service, character, and continued pursuit of excellence. Their examples make me proud and hopeful about the future. Honoring them can remind us all of the great potential in each new generation and renew our commitment to helping them achieve their dreams."

Scholars are selected annually based on academic achievement, artistic and technical excellence, essay submissions, and school transcripts. Beyond her academic achievements, Edwards consistently demonstrates a commitment to her community through service work and volunteering. She maintains leadership roles in diverse groups such as the Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council, Science for Caring, Teen Library Council, Model United Nations, and Mock Trial.

Of the 3.6 million students expected to graduate this year, more than 6,000 candidates qualified for the 2021 awards determined by exam scores or nominations. Edwards and the Presidential Scholars Class of 2021 will be recognized for this outstanding achievement this summer. 

A complete list of 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars follows and is also available at http://www.ed.gov/psp