The U.S. Department of Education has named six Hawaii semi-finalists for this year's 2015 Presidential Scholar award. They are:
- HI ‐ Hana ‐ Jack V. Wolfgramm, Wolfgramm Home School
- HI ‐ Honolulu ‐ Andrew M. Chun, Roosevelt High School
- HI ‐ Honolulu ‐ Tianzhen Nie, Kaiser High School
- HI ‐ Honolulu ‐ Liz M. Tenrai, Punahou School
- HI ‐ Kamuela ‐ Harmony M. Graziano, Hawaii Preparatory Academy
- HI ‐ Kaneohe ‐ Sierra K. Hirayama, Kamehameha High School‐Kapalama
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979, the program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts. Each year, up to 141 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students.
Congratulations to these high school seniors on their year of achievement.