South Carroll senior named Presidential Scholar candidate

South Carroll High School senior Kendall Noel has been selected as a candidate for the United States Presidential Scholars Program, according to a Carroll County Public Schools news release.

The program recognizes distinguished graduating high school seniors who represent excellence in education and the promise of greatness in America’s youth. Students must demonstrate accomplishments in academic success, leadership, and involvement in school and the community.

“Kendall is a great representative of South Carroll High School,” Principal Jeff Hopkins said in a statement. “She has taken challenging courses throughout her high school career, including multiple Advanced Placement classes. In addition to her dedication in the classroom, she is a student leader serving in several different school organizations as well as the President of the Class of 2014 all four years.”

John McAninley, also a senior at South Carroll, has been selected as a candidate for the program as well.

About 560 candidates will be named semifinalists based on submitted essays, self-assessments, secondary school reports, and transcripts.

Scholars will be invited to Washington in June to participate in the National Recognition Program, which includes enrichment activities and events and culminates with the presentation of the Presidential Scholars Medallion during a ceremony sponsored by the White House.

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