Shoreline resident named as Presidential Scholar

Friday, May 18, 2018

Grant Hugh, Presidential Scholar
Photo courtesy Lakeside
Grant Hugh, a Shoreline resident, has received the honor designation of Presidential Scholar — one of just two from Washington State. He is a senior at Lakeside who will be attending Stanford University in the fall.

The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars selects scholars annually based on their academic success, artistic excellence, essays, school evaluations and transcripts, as well as evidence of community service, leadership and demonstrated commitment to high ideals.

Of the 3.6 million students expected to graduate from high school this year, more than 5,200 candidates qualified for the 2018 awards.

The 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars are comprised of one young man and one young woman from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and from U.S. families living abroad, as well as 15 chosen at-large, 20 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts and 20 U.S. Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education.

Colleen Kyle, Shoreline
History teacher at Lakeside
Photo courtesy Lakeside
Created in 1964, the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program has honored almost 7,500 of the nation's top-performing students with the prestigious award given to honorees during the annual ceremony in Washington.

Each Presidential Scholar is offered the opportunity to name their most influential teacher; Grant named Lakeside Upper School history teacher Colleen Kyle, with whom he studied U.S. history his junior year.

Kyle, also a Shoreline resident, is thrilled about the honor given her student. "He’s an amazing young man!"

The 2018 ceremony will be held June 24, when each honoree will receive a Presidential Scholar Medallion.


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