Both students selected to represent Georgia in the 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholars program are from Walton High School in Cobb County! Congratulations to George Q. Fei and Hali L. Mo, who were among the 141 high school seniors nationwide recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for their success in and outside the classroom. One male scholar and one female scholar were selected from each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and from U.S. families living overseas. The program also awarded 15 at-large recipients and 20 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts.
U.S. Presidential Scholars are selected based on their academic success or artistic excellence, as well as essays, transcripts and evidence of leadership and community service. Mr. Fei and Ms. Mo were chosen from more than 3,3o0 applicants for the national honor.
Both Walton students are invited to attend an expenses-paid trip to the national recognition ceremony June 16 in Washington, D.C., where they will be awarded the U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion.