Lafayette High School senior, Kerry Pan, has been named as a candidate in the 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
Established in 1964, the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program recognizes and honors the most eminent graduating high school seniors in the country. Scholars are selected based on academic achievement, leadership qualities, strong character as well as service to their community.
Kerry is also a National Merit Semifinalist. He has been in the Gifted Program for 12 years and serves as the LHS Beta Club President, ESports Vice-President, and he is a member of the LHS Soccer Team, Cross Country Team, and the Math Club.
Nearly 4,500 students nationwide are identified by the U.S. Department of Education for this distinction each year. A national committee of educators will choose about 500 semifinalists in late March. The final selection of up to 161 students will take place in April by the Commission on Presidential Scholars.
The finalists receive a trip to Washington, D.C., where they participate in numerous events and activities, including the presentation of a U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion.