CEE Alumni Named 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars

MCLEAN, Va. - Aug. 2, 2021 - PRLog -- The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) announced that six CEE Research Science Institute (RSI) alumni and one USA Biolympiad alumnus are among the high school seniors named U.S. Presidential Scholars for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields.

"I am so proud of these CEE alumni," said Joann P. DiGennaro, CEE President. "They personify excellence."

The Commission on Presidential Scholars selects honored scholars annually based on their academic success, artistic excellence, essays, school evaluations and transcripts combined with evidence of community service, leadership, and demonstrated commitment to high ideals.

The following RSI '20 alumni are members of the 57th Class of U.S. Presidential Scholars:

Owen Dugan, Sleepy Hollow, NY - Dugan Home-School
Gregory Li, Spanish Fort, AL - Alabama School of Mathematics and Science
Marvin Li, Salisbury, MD - James M Bennett High School
Rohan Kanchana, Hockessin, DE - Newark Charter Junior/Senior High School
Khushi Kohli, Overland Park, KS - Olathe North High School
Erik Wang, Providence, RI - Phillips Academy

The following USA Biolympiad '20, '21 alumnus is also a U.S. Presidential Scholar:

Michael Zhao, San Jose, CA - Lynbrook High School

The Presidential Scholars Class of 2021 will be recognized for their outstanding achievement this summer. Created in 1964, the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program has honored over 7,600 of the nation's top-performing students. The program was expanded in 1979 to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, literary, and performing arts. In 2015, the program was again extended to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields.


About the Center for Excellence in Education

The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) was founded in 1983 by the late Admiral H.G. Rickover and Joann P. DiGennaro, President of the Center. The Center's mission is to nurture high school and university scholars to careers of excellence and leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and to encourage collaboration between and among scientific and technological leaders in the global community. CEE sponsors the Research Science Institute (RSI), the USA Biolympiad (USABO), and the Teacher Enrichment Program (TEP). For more information, visit CEE's website, https://www.cee.org.

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