Katherine (Katie) Hebdon, a senior at Skyview High School, has been named one of just six Idaho semifinalists in the 2021 US Presidential Scholars Program. The semifinalists were selected from 6,500 national candidates expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2021.
Inclusion in the US Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 57th year, is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. Scholars are selected on the basis of their accomplishments in many areas – academic and artistic success, accomplishment in career and technical fields, leadership, strong character and involvement in school and the community.
A panel of educators have reviewed these submissions and selected 625 semifinalists. The commission on the Presidential Scholars will select the finalists, and the U.S. Department of Education will announce the Scholars in May.
The Presidential Scholars Class of 2021 will be recognized for their outstanding achievement this summer in Washington, DC, with a Presidential Scholars Medallion.