Dillon Stull, a graduating senior at McKinney Boyd High School, has been named one of approximately 550 semifinalists in the 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The semifinalists were selected from more than 3,300 candidates on the basis of superior achievements, leadership qualities, personal character, and involvement in community and school activities.
Final selection of the Scholars will be made by the Commission on Presidential Scholars, a group of eminent citizens appointed by the President, and will be announced in May. The Commission will select one young man and one young woman from each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. students living abroad; up to 20 students representing the visual, literary and performing arts; and 15 students at-large.
Scholars will be invited to enjoy an expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in June to receive the U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion at a recognition ceremony sponsored by the White House and to participate in various weekend activities and events held in their honor.