Yunhan Xu ’13 Named Semifinalist for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program
Yunhan Xu ’13, a graduating senior at Berkeley Preparatory School, has been named one of approximately 550 semifinalists in the 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The semifinalists were selected from more than 3,900 candidates on the basis of superior achievements, leadership qualities, personal character, and involvement in community and school activities.
The United States Presidential Scholars Program recognizes and honors some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. Each year, up to 141 students are named as U.S. Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.
Final selection of the Scholars will be made by the Commission on Presidential Scholars, a group of eminent citizens appointed by the President, and will be announced in May. The Commission will select one young man and one young woman from each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. students living abroad; up to 20 students representing the visual, literary and performing arts; and 15 students at-large. Scholars will be invited to Washington, D.C., in June to receive the U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion at a recognition ceremony and to participate in various activities and events held in their honor.