Harsh Sinha, a graduating senior at Gadsden City High School, has been named one of 565 semifinalists in the 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The semifinalists were selected from more than 4,300 candidates on the basis of superior achievements, leadership qualities, personal character and involvement in community and school activities.
Final selection of the scholars will be made by the commission on Presidential Scholars, a group of eminent citizens appointed by the President of the United States, 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 th U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion at a recognition ceremony and to participate in various activities and events held in their honor.
Semifinalists were chosen by a panel of distinguished educators after a review of students’ essays, self-assessments, description of activities, school recommendations and school transcripts.