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Oliver Kammeraad ’24 Invited To Apply For US Presidential Scholars Program

Detroit Catholic Central High School’s Oliver Kammeraad ’24 has been invited to apply for the United States Department of Education’s US Presidential Scholars Program, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.  

“I received an email from the U.S. Department of Education informing me that I was a candidate for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. I looked into the program and found out it is a merit award for high school seniors. I decided to apply because becoming a Presidential Scholar would reflect well on CC and the education I have received here,” Kammeraad stated.

Students are selected based on their outstanding ACT Assessment or the College Board SAT. They can also be nominated by the Chief State School Officer (CSSO) or one of the United States Department of Education’s partner recognition organizations, such as the Career and Technical Education or in the Arts.  

Established in 1964 by executive order of the President of the US Department of Education, the Scholars program recognizes the accomplishments of some of the country’s most distinguished high school seniors. Candidates are chosen for their leadership skills and service to their school and community. They demonstrate exceptional scholarship; creative, visual, and performing arts talent; and are accomplished in career and technical fields.  

As many as 161 US Presidential Scholars are chosen yearly. Winners are honored each June for their accomplishments at the National Recognition Program. To commemorate their achievements, they are also presented with the Presidential Scholars Medallion.  

For more information about the US Presidential Scholars Program, please visit U.S. Presidential Scholars Program (

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