Wyoming Seminary Upper School recently presented 33 students with the President's Educational Excellence Award during the school's Awards Day assembly, held prior to Commencement.
The award is given to graduating seniors who 1) have attained an A- average or equivalent during their junior and senior years, and 2) received a score (in the 11 or 12 grade) placing them at or above the 85 percentile on any nationally recognized college admissions examination, such as the SAT or ACT.
President Ronald Reagan established the award in 1983 to encourage students to achieve high academic standards by recognizing and rewarding them for academic excellence.
PHOTO CAPTION: Seen following the presentation of the President's Educational Excellence Awards at Wyoming Seminary Upper School, are first row from left: Victoria Bost, Dalton; Tseng-Yu Chang, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.; Emily Brecher, Mountain Top; Ye Eun Yoon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea; Hai Yen Trinh, Hanoi, Vietnam; Amy Shick, Mountain Top; Renata O’Donnell, Wilkes-Barre; Sean Banul, Pittston; Tuan Viet Vu, Hanoi, Vietnam. Second row, from left: Kelsey Dolhon, Kingston; Yaxi Wen, Guangdong, China, P.R.C.; Olivia Bolus, Exeter; Ashlyn Reiser, Shavertown; I-An Lin, Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C.; Brandon Rome, Shavertown; Yu-Liang Liu, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, R.O.C.; Han-Ting Cheng, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.; Bethany Brody, Edwardsville; Katherine Marsman, Wantagh, N.Y.; Sun Ho Lee, Seoul, South Korea. Third row, from left: Phong Hoang Le, Hanoi, Vietnam; Alex Kolessar, Shavertown; Logan May, Dallas; Imaz Athar, Mountain Top; Ali Ahmed, Mountain Top; Joseph Zhou, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada; Brandon Bombe, Exeter; Emma Spath, Shavertown. Fourth row, from left: Adithya Pugazhendhi, Mountain Top; Eric Cholish, Exton; Simon Zafrany, Wilkes-Barre. Not present for photo: Joseph Kapolka, Dallas; Harry Parkhurst, Trucksville.