Trinity senior Paul McQuillen has advanced to an elite level in the Presidential Scholars program. From 3.5 million graduating high school seniors, about 5,300 candidates were identified, and Paul was named one of only 630 semifinalists from this group of talented students.
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. In 2015, the program was again extended to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields.
Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.
Congratulations, Paul, and good luck!