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Seabury Hall student selected as Presidential Scholar semifinalist

April 23, 2010, 1:14 PM HST
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Lauren E. Clark of Seabury Hall on Maui was among six students who were selected as semifinalists in the 2010 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.  Clark was the only Maui student on the list and is among 560 semifinalists from across the nation.

Earlier this year, 42 Hawai‘i students were identified as Presidential Scholar candidates based on their academic accomplishments, including their scores on the College Board SAT or the ACT Assessment.  The six Hawai‘i semifinalists will be among the pool from which the 2010 U.S. Presidential Scholars will be chosen.

There were three semifinalists selected from Punahou School including:  Kathryn M. lau, Eric J. Liaw, and George H. Tang.   Other Hawaii semifinalists are:  Nolan M. Kamitaki of Waiakea High School, Caitlin E. Mori of Sacred Hearts Academy,

The announcement was made today by Governor Linda Lingle who said, “Hawai‘i is proud of these six outstanding scholars who have excelled academically and who have made positive contributions to their school and community.”

“As these young Hawai‘i scholars continue their academic pursuits and prepare for their careers, I have great confidence that they will be strong leaders and role models in our state and nation,” said Lingle.

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The Presidential Scholars are expected to be announced next month.

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Participation in the program is by invitation only; students do not apply individually, nor do their schools nominate them.

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