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Two Wisconsin students named 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars

Posted at 4:28 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 17:28:47-04

WISCONSIN — Two Wisconsin students have been named 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars.

The students are among a class of 161 students who show accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields.

The two Wisconsin students are Sanjana Reddy Peddagorla, from Brookfield East High School, and Dayi Ethan Dong from West High School in Madison.

According to a press release, these students are chosen based on their academic success, artistic and technical excellence, essays, school evaluations and transcripts, as well as evidence of community service, leadership and demonstrated commitment to high ideals.

"These exemplary young people have excelled inside the classroom and out. And, while they are facing unprecedented challenges as they graduate from high school into a world that looks much different than it did just a few months ago, their determination, resilience, and commitment to excellence will serve them well as they pursue their next steps," said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

These 161 students, including the two from Wisconsin, come from a list of 5,300 who qualified for the awards. Those 5,300, come from the 3.6 million students who will graduate this year.

To see the full list of 2020 scholars, click here.

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