South Windsor - posted Mar, 01 2013
SOUTH WINDSOR - Joshua Mun, a gratuating senior at South Windsor High School, has been named one of more than 3,000 candidates in the 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Candidates were selected from nearly 3.4 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in 2013. Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 49th year, is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. Scholars were selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities. Candidates were selected for their exceptional performance on either the College Board SAT or the ACT Assessment. In addition, each Chief State School Officer (CSSO) was invited to nominate three male and three female candidates, based on their outstanding scholarship, residing in the CSSO's jurisdiction. Further consideration is based on self-assessment, activities, essays, school recommendations, and transcripts. A distinguished panel of educators will review these submissions and select 500 semifinalists in early April.