PTHS Senior Nominated by KY for Scholars Program
By WestKyStar & PTHS Staff
PADUCAH, KY - Jose Roberto dos Remedios, senior at Paducah Tilghman High School, has been named one of ten outstanding high school males nominated by the state of Kentucky for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
Ten males and ten females from each state are chosen to advance to the national recognition program.
Dos Remedios is a National Merit Semifinalist, an AP Scholar with Distinction, an alumnus of the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, and a Paducah Sun Teen of the Week. He will attend the University of Pennsylvania in the fall where he plans to begin pre-medical studies. He is the son of Julie and Roberto dos Remedios.
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 by executive order of the President to recognize and honor some of the nation’s most distinguished high school seniors. Nominees from each state advance to the national pool, where the Commission on Presidential Scholars selects 500 semifinalists. In April, 121 students, including one male and one female from each state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and from families of U.S. citizens living abroad, will be named U.S. Presidential Scholars.
These students will be recognized at the White House later this summer.
“Roberto has taken full advantage of his academic and extra-curricular opportunities while at Tilghman, and he has invested himself wholeheartedly in his school and in his community,” said Superintendent Donald Shively. “It is a tremendous honor to be recognized in this prestigious program. His dedication to academic excellence is to be commended at the highest level.”