2 Utah high schoolers named presidential scholars

Wednesday , May 02, 2012 - 11:44 AM

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SALT LAKE CITY-- A senior from Park City and another from Riverton are among 141 students nationwide who've been named U.S. Presidential Scholars.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Wednesday that Skylar Goldman of Park City High School and Andrew Johnson of Riverton High School will be honored in Washington, D.C., in June.

Two students from each state are chosen annually by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars based on their academic record, essays, community service records and test scores.

Fifteen more students are chosen at-large, and another 20 nationwide are named Presidential Scholars in the Arts.

The program has honored more than 6,000 students since it was created in 1964.

Winners can also recognize their most influential teacher. Goldman chose Maureen Amendola, while Johnson chose Melissa Brown.

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