New Hanover County Schools
  Contact NHCS | Search Main Menu

NHCS - News and Announcements

Hoggard Student Named Candidate in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Luke D. Guo, a graduating senior at Hoggard High School, has been named one of more than 3,000 candidates in the 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.4 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2015.

Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 51st year, is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academics and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities. Candidates are also selected based on 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 in their jurisdiction, based on outstanding student scholarship. Further consideration is based on students’ essays, self-assessments, descriptions of activities, school recommendations, and school transcripts.

The U.S. Department of Education will announce the Scholars in May of 2015. Scholars will be invited to Washington, DC, for several days in June to receive the Presidential Scholars Medallion at a recognition ceremony and to participate in events and activities with their elected representatives, educators, and other leading individuals in public life.

For more information about the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, parents and students can call the U.S. Presidential Scholars Office at (319) 688-4345, or send an email to

Posted: 02/04/15