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Reedy Senior Honored in U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

May 10, 2018

Jackson CrandellJackson “Jack” Crandell, a senior at Reedy High School, is one of 630 semifinalists from across the country recognized as part of the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

The program, now in its 54th year, honors students for superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in the community and school activities. It was created in 1964 by Executive Order of the President to recognize some of the nation’s most distinguished graduating seniors.

Crandell, the son of Holly Mckay and Todd Crandell, is among Reedy’s top ten graduates based on grade point average and class rank.

Applications for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program are available by invitation only. Students must be nominated by their Chief State School Officer (CSSO) or nominated by one of the U.S. Department of Education’s partner recognition organizations based on outstanding scholarship.

Candidates must submit detailed application materials including an essay, self-assessment, transcript and report completed by their school.

Semifinalists are selected by an independent, national committee of educators convened by the Commission on Presidential Scholars each year. Applications are evaluated on the basis of academic achievement, personal characteristics, leadership and service activities and an analysis of the essay.

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