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95 students are finalists for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Ninty-five students at 35 Rhode Island schools have been selected as finalists for The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

The Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the president, to recognize and honor distinguished graduating high school seniors.

In 1979, the program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts. In 2015, the program was again extended to recognize students with ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields.

Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students. Below, in alphabetical order by school, are the students chosen as finalists in Rhode Island. Those chosen in the Career and Technical Education area are noted. See here for the entire list of finalists.

Barrington High School
Neelia E. Abadi, Barrington
Alexander D. Bellanti-Diehl, Barrington
Isabella C. Conner, Barrington
Christina E. Curran, Barrington
Gabrielle D. Ellicott, Barrington
Shiyuan Huang, Barrington
Henry B. Johnson, Barrington
Annika E. Kelly, Barrington
Amelia Pappas-Horii, Barrington
Cecily L. Rea, Barrington
Daniel R. Sheinberg, Barrington
Samuel J. Wohlever, Barrington
Samuel W. Yuan, Barrington
Jonathan J. Zhang, Barrington

Bishop Hendricken High School
Michaelangel E. Coppa, Cranston
Joseph Quijioc, East Providence

Blackstone Valley Prep High School
Anabella M. Magee, Cumberland

Chariho Regional High School
Matthew Dickerman, Carolina

Classical High School
Mary T. Breen, Providence
Alexander Burke, Providence

Cranston High School West
Haley C. McCrystal, Cranston

Cumberland High School
Natasha Iannuzzi, Cumberland

Dr Jorge Alvarez High School
Laudi E. Cabrera Alvarez, Providence
Vandara Tun, Providence

East Greenwich High School
Samantha C. Caterson, East Greenwich
Jonathan G. Duke, East Greenwich
Zadoc Gee, East Greenwich
Annie Y. Liu, East Greenwich
Gema A. Santizo, East Greenwich
Alivia R. Saunders, E Greenwich
Riya Sen, East Greenwich
Lauren E. Shanos, East Greenwich
Petranea E. Smith, East Greenwich
Yujung So, East Greenwich
Ari S. Vilker, East Greenwich
David L. Wang, E Greenwich
Michelle S. Yu, East Greenwich
Lila M. Zarrella, E Greenwich

Exeter W Grenwch Regl Jr-Sr HS
Brianna Richards, West Greenwich

Johnston Senior High School
Sophia Dacosta, Johnston
Ivan Fernandez, Johnston

La Salle Academy
Shaila A. Murthy, Greenville

Lincoln High School
Yiru Li, Lincoln
Bethany A. Reeve, Lincoln
Evan T. Voyer, Lincoln

Lincoln School
Camilla C. Ledezma, Providence
Amick K. Sollenberger, Wakefield
Xinyue Zheng, Cumberland

Metro Regional Career & Tech Center
Elliot C. Brock, Barrington
Juan Rios, Providence (Career and Technical Education)

Middletown High School
Tuyetlinh H. Nguyen, Middletown

Moses Brown School
Caroline A. Coia, Providence
Lucille Handy, Providence
Alexandra Lee, East Greenwich
Jillian A. Lombardi, Barrington

Mount Pleasant High School
Summer L. Brito, Providence

Narragansett High School
Peyton E. Newman, Wakefield

North Kingstown Senior High School
Lucy “Aiden” Gartland, North Kingstown
Brett Maloney, Saunderstown
Jacob Roy, North Kingstown (Career and Technical Education)
Meredith R. Thibeault, Saunderstown
Connor Trask, North Kingstown

Ponaganset High School
Hannah H. Duncan, Chepachet
Cole Hayhurst, Foster

Portsmouth Abbey School
Jaehyuk Lim, Portsmouth
Yuxin Long, Portsmouth
Ji Ah Lym, Portsmouth
Jingqiao Qiu, Portsmouth
Minghao Sun, Portsmouth
Zhiyan Wang, Portsmouth

Portsmouth High School
Nicole A. Famiglietti, Portsmouth
Michaela J. Martin, Portsmouth

Providence Country Day School
Matthew R. Beretta, Jamestown
Henry G. Schaefer, Providence

Rhode Island Nurse Institute Middle College
Arfa Batay, Providence (Career and Technical Education)

Saint George’s School
Spencer W. Dellenbaugh, Portsmouth
Wanyan Li, Middletown

South Kingstown High School
Matthew A. Robinson, Wakefield

The Williams School
Nicolas C. Brown, Bradford

Toll Gate High School
Alexander Gavitt, East Greenwich

West Warwick High School
Colby Knott, West Warwick
Ahlyana Richardson, Providence

Westerly High School
Jasmine Li, Westerly
Salome Otero, Westerly

Wheeler School
Luc Allio, Providence
Troy T. Feng, Pawtucket
Jack F. Michaels, Bristol
Jonathan N. Silver, Cranston
Everett T. Smith, Warwick
Aidan B. Wu, East Greenwich

William E Tolman Sr High School
Jaleen Azevedo, Pawtucket

William M Davies Jr
Oswald Burgos, Pawtucket (Career and Technical Education)
Thalia Phillipe, North Providence (Career and Technical Education)

Woonsocket Senior High School
Lydia R. Levenson, Woonsocket
David Marszalkowski, Woonsocket

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