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Redmond's Priya Ganesan named candidate in U.S. Presidential Scholars program
The candidates were selected from nearly 3.4 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools this year.
The U.S. Presidential Scholars program was established in 1964, by executive order of the president, to recognize and honor some of the 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. Each year, up to 141 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students.