Joe has been nominated by Washington State Superintendent Chris Reykdahl for the 2021 US Presidential Scholars Program recognition award.  Applicants were evaluated on the criteria of academic scholarship, commitment to learning, engagement in activities and service, leadership, resiliency in overcoming challenges, and potential for a productive future.

After competing with students at the state level, Joe has been selected as a representative for WA State. Please help us wish Joe well as he advances to the national semi-finalist round. Semi-finalists are announced in April and Presidential Scholar Finalists will be announced in May. Best wishes!

The U.S. 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. In 1979, the program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts. In 2015, the program was again extended to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields. Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.