Seven DHS Seniors Selected as Candidates for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

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Seven Darien High School seniors have been selected as candidates for the United States Presidential Scholars Program.

— an announcement from Darien High School

Eleanor Chase, Alexander DelVecchio, Nicholas Liu, Alexander Oh, Christina Pizzani, Vincent Xu and Ethan Zhang have been identified based on broad academic achievement and having scored exceptionally well on the SAT or ACT.

Presidential Scholar Candidates 2021

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Darien High School’s seven U.S. Presidential Scholar candidates for 2021: From left, top row: Nicholas Liu, Eleanor Chase, Alexander DelVecchio, Christina Pizzani; bottom row: Ethan Zhang, Vincent Xu, Alexander Oh

The United States Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by Executive Order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our Nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors.

Each year up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the Nation’s highest honors for high school students.

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