An Relay resident attending Catonsville High School and a Catonsville resident attending the Carver Center for Arts and Technology area have been chosen as 2013 candidates for the Presidential Scholars Program.
Adam Antoszewski, a senior at Catonsville, and Sarah Miller, a senior at the county magnet high school in Towson, are among approximately 3,000 students from across the country recognized.
They are the only students from Baltimore County public schools to be selected.
The Presidential Scholars program is administered by the U.S. Department of Education and will select up to 141 Presidential Scholars for 2013.
This year's 3,000 candidates qualified on the basis of outstanding performance on SAT and ACT exams. Another 60 were nominated through the nationwide Arts Recognition and Talent Search conducted by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts.
Presidential Scholars will be selected based on their academic and artistic achievements, personal characteristics, leadership and service activities, and an analysis of their essays.
In April, 500 Presidential Scholar semifinalists will be announced.