Lander Valley High School seniors Ryan Brinda and Alexa Mazur are two of the six semifinalists from across Wyoming selected for the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholar Program.
Established in 1964, the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program is one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students by recognizing and honoring the nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Over the years, the program has been extended to recognize students who also demonstrate exceptional talent in visual, creative and performing arts; and students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields.
Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars. The Scholars will be announced in early May. An exact date was not provided on the website.
The other four semifinalists selected out of sixty-five candidates from Wyoming include:
- Megan Dufault from Jackson Hole High School
- Sam Miller from Laramie High School
- Anna Steele from Cheyenne Central High School
- Michael Stoll from Mountain View High School