Hirschfield Recognized for Exceptional Performance on ACT/SAT
St. Petersburg, FL (January 28, 2016) – Jared Hirschfield, a graduating senior at Shorecrest Preparatory School, has been named a candidate for the 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.4 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2016. Hirschfield has been recognized because of his exceptional performance on the ACT/SAT.
According to Shorecrest Head of Upper School Tom Dillow, “Jared has a rare talent of processing information quickly and the ability to access it at will. More importantly, he’s a deep thinker and an engaged learner. His impressive feats on the soccer field also make him one of our most well-rounded high achieving students.”
Hirschfield is a member of Shorecrest’s Global Scholars Initiative, a rigorous academic track for students with an interest in international studies. In 2014 he was one of two U.S. students selected to study abroad in Shanghai for a course in modern Chinese history with the Concordia International School. Among his many accomplishments, Hirschfield is a member of the National Honor Society, a National Merit Semifinalist, a varsity soccer player and cross country runner, as well as the President of the Interact student service club.
About the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program
Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 52nd year, is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities.
Over 3,900 candidates were selected for their exceptional performance on either the College Board SAT or the ACT Assessment. In addition, each Chief State School Officer (CSSO) was invited to nominate five male and five female candidates, based on their outstanding scholarship, residing in the CSSO’s jurisdiction. Further consideration is based on students’ essays, self-assessments, descriptions of activities, school recommendations, and school transcripts. A distinguished panel of educators will review these submissions and select semifinalists in early April.
The Commission on Presidential Scholars, a group of up to 32 eminent citizens appointed by the President, will make final selection of the Scholars. They will select one young man and one young woman from each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. students living abroad; 15 students at-large; and up to 20 students from the creative and performing arts. The U.S. Department of Education will announce the Scholars in May.
Scholars will be invited to Washington, D.C., for several days in June to receive the Presidential Scholars Medallion at a recognition ceremony and to participate in events and activities.
For more information about the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, parents and students can call the U.S. Presidential Scholars Office at 507-931-8345, or email PSP@scholarshipamerica.org.
Founded in 1923, Shorecrest Preparatory School is a PK(3) through 12th grade independent school located in Tampa Bay. By offering its families choice, support, and balance, Shorecrest graduates empathetic, independent thinkers who succeed at the university level, pursue their passions, and lead purposeful lives. Learn more at .
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