Morgantown seniors earn national academic honors

WASHINGTON D.C. – The 58th class of the U.S. Presidential Scholars recognized 161 high school seniors across the country, two from Morgantown.

Alice Z. Guo from Morgantown High School and Luke M. Watson, University High School were nominated by the , Morgantown, West Virginia were selected by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars.

“Our 2022 Presidential Scholars represent the best of America, and remind us that when empowered by education, there are no limits to what our young people can achieve,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. “Today, I join President Biden to celebrate a class of scholars whose pursuit of knowledge, generosity of spirit, and exceptional talents bring our nation tremendous pride. Throughout one of the most trying periods in our nation’s history and amid our recovery from the pandemic, our students have once again demonstrated their strength and that they have so much to contribute to our country. Thanks to them, I know America’s future is bright.”

The 58th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars is made up of one young man and one young woman from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and U.S. families living abroad, as well as 15 chosen at-large, 20 scholars in the arts and 20 scholars in career and technical education.