SOLON, OH — Ten Solon High School students are up for U.S. Presidential Scholars, the most in a single class in school history.

Students qualify for the Presidential Scholar designation based on their academic achievement and high scores on the ACT or SAT. The ten student nominees are Timothy Barron, Adina Guo, Lucas He, Simone Johnson, Andrew Li, Ryan Li, Grant Maiorana, Natalie Miller, Iris Yu and Dennis Zhitenev.

“This is the largest number of students nominated for the Presidential Scholarship in a graduating class in Solon history,” said Solon Principal Erin Short. “Everyone at Solon High School is very proud of their accomplishments.”

The US Presidential Scholars program began in 1964. Since its inception, nearly 8,000 students have earned the title of Presidential Scholar. Only 161 students nationwide will earn the title this year.

The winners will be announced in May.

“Since 1964, this unique federal program has honored nearly 8,000 U.S. Presidential Scholars, who have demonstrated scholarship, leadership, artistic excellence, and selfless service to others,” according to the Commission on U.S. Presidential Scholars. of the US Department of Education. “Scholars represent excellence in education and the promise of greatness in young people.”

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