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Ankeny Student Up for National Honor

Ankeny High School senior Marianna Elia is one of 53 students from Iowa who has been named a candidate for the 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.


The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the president, to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors.


Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students.


The names of the Semifinalists will be posted in mid-April. The names of the 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars will be posted in early May.