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Two Pennsylvania students named among 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars

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WASHINGTON (KDKA) — Two Pennsylvania students were among 161 high school students named U.S. Presidential Scholars for their achievements in academics, the arts, careers and technical education.

From our region, Aneri Shethji, a senior high school student from North Allegheny, and Prithvi Vijay Narayanan of State College Area High School were among the 161 seniors who earned the recognition.

“The 161 high school students selected for the 60th Anniversary of the U.S. Presidential Scholars represent our nation’s best schools and inspire hope for this country’s bright future,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. “On behalf of President Biden, I am pleased to celebrate their achievements and encourage these scientists to continue aiming high, lifting others and embracing opportunities to lead.”

For the past sixty years, the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars has selected students based on their academic success, excellence in the arts and technical education, and other areas based on essays, school evaluations and their commitment to community service and leadership.

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With more than 3 million students expected to graduate from high school this year, nearly 6,000 applicants were considered for this honor.

The committee chooses two students from each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and American families living abroad.

The 2024 winners will be honored this summer with an online reception.

You can view the full list of winners via this link.

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