Tuesday, February 01, 2011

MCHS Student Candidate for Presidential Award

A Peachtree City student has received an honor reserved for the best of the best high school graduating seniors. Brahma D. Natarajan of McIntosh High has been selected by the United States Department of Education as a U.S. Presidential Scholars candidate.

Natarajan is one of approximately 141 outstanding graduating seniors from throughout the United States who have been selected as candidates for the nation’s highest honor for high school students.

Scholars are chosen on the basis of their accomplishments in many areas, academic and artistic success, leadership, and involvement in school community; and represent excellence in education and the promise of greatness in America’s youth. They are invited to Washington, DC in June to participate in National Recognition Weekend, which includes many enrichment activities and events, and culminates with the presentation to the students of the Presidential Scholars medallion during a ceremony sponsored by the White House.

Only 500 of the candidates will be selected as scholars. Natarajan must submit an application, including essays, self-assessments, secondary school reports, and transcripts, to be eligible to compete in the selection process. Semifinalists will be notified in early April, and Scholars in early May.

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