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South High student named Presidential Scholar

Erin Neely 5/8/2017 -- Erin Neely from Parkway South High, has been selected as one of two 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars from Missouri. Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students.

 

Neely will be attending Emory University, with a probable major in chemistry and minor in classics or Spanish. She plans to go to medical school.

 

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.

 

Click here for more information on the Presidential Scholar program.