Archive for Tuesday, January 24, 2012

3 high school students from Lawrence named candidates for Presidential Scholar designation

January 24, 2012


Lawrence High School senior Leah Towle and Free Sate High School senior Sisira Srisutiva have been selected as candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholar Program.

Established in 1964, the program recognizes some of the most distinguished graduating high school students. Kansas has 45 candidates this year. Nicholas Henriquez, a Lawrence resident who attends Topeka High School, was also selected as a candidate.

In April, the program will announce 500 semifinalists. From those students, Presidential Scholars will be selected in May.

Last year, Free State senior Victoria Gilman was among 141 students who were named a Presidential Scholar.


Paul R Getto 6 years, 3 months ago

Kudos to all. Great job and keep up the good work. We are all proud of you.

Clickker 6 years, 3 months ago

How can a kid live in Lawrence and attend Topeka High? Boundries?

Paul R Getto 6 years, 3 months ago

Short answer: You can attend any school you want in Kansas if the board of education will let you in and you provide your own transportation. T-High has some excellent staff and one of the deeper curricula in the area, if that's your cup of tea.

Matthew Herbert 6 years, 3 months ago

Having personally worked for both school districts, I can GUARANTEE you that Topeka High is NOT academically superior to either LHS OR FSHS.

he_who_knows_all 6 years, 3 months ago

It's called a transfer and is easy to get when you have relatives there too.

he_who_knows_all 6 years, 3 months ago

What? No one from Bishop Seabury? I guess money doesn't buy everything.

Paul R Getto 6 years, 3 months ago

Be nice. Private schools are a choice and the parents pay for them and the public schools.

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