The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 to recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979, the program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts. In 2015, the program was again extended to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields. Each year, up to 161 students are named as U.S. Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.
From nearly 3.6 million graduating high school seniors, over 6,500 students were identified as candidates in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Creekside is very proud to announce that Elyse Soracco was named a 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholar.