Congratulations to the brilliant Oriana Tang and Christina Qiu on being crowned 2015 United States Presidential Scholars in the Arts yesterday evening. Both are recent graduates of Livingston High School in Livingston, New Jersey.
From the website: “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.”
We’re pretty sure this is the first time in the history of the Presidential Scholar program that two students from the same non-charter, non-arts public high school have been named Presidential Scholars for the same writing sub-genre.
They basically crushed it.