WHS senior is a semifinalist
April 30, 2020
Nai’a Freeman, a senior at Wahkiakum High School, has been selected as a semifinalist in the US Presidential Scholar’s Program, which was established in 1964 to “recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors.”
Thousands of students throughout the United States were nominated for the prestigious award this year and about 600 were selected to advance this month.
No more than 161 students are named US Presidential Scholars each year. The winners will be announced in early May.
Traditionally, students chosen as US Presidential Scholars receive an expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. in June and are presented medallions at a ceremony sponsored by the White House.