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Former WTSA State President a semi-finalist for the Presidential Scholarship

posted Apr 21, 2016, 11:11 AM by Jennifer Smith
Haeley Johnston, a student at Mountlake Terrace High School, who just finished her term as the WTSA State President, recently received notification that she is a semi-finalist for the US Presidential Scholarship. 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. Congratulations Haeley!