Five RE seniors nominated for Presidential Scholars Program
Daniel Jackson '21, Erik Medina '21, Zara Shapiro '21,Viviana Vela '21 and Rohit Yavagal '21 have been invited to compete for recognition in The United States Presidential Scholars Program, joining a distinguished group of 4,500 students across the nation identified for participation. The five seniors at Ransom Everglades did not apply individually for the program, and were not nominated by RE; students receive invitations based on academic achievement, their performance on the SAT or ACT or other elements of scholarship.
Students who submit candidacy materials, including essays, self-assessments and transcripts, are eligible to advance to the semifinal round and eventually compete for one of 161 U.S. Presidential Scholar awards each year. U.S. Presidential Scholars are recognized with a Presidential Scholars Medallion awarded at a White House ceremony in June.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.