I don’t know about you, but I’m always blown away by the potential of American youth. So, when the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars approached me to help recognize their fantastic honorees in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, I jumped at the chance!

Each year, the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars appointed by the President selected the scholars based on their academic success, artistic excellence, essays, school evaluations and transcripts, as well as evidence of community service, leadership, and demonstrated commitment to high ideals. And after talking with a select group of Scholars, you can see why they’re amazing: they are incredibly well-rounded, serve as captains of a few high school sports teams, and give back to the community either by teaching English abroad, rebuilding homes affected by Hurricane Katrina, helping cleanup in the Gulf Coast because of the oil spill, or volunteer at rehabilitation centers for former Los Angeles gang members. They are phenomenal.

Twenty of the Presidential Scholars were chosen through the YoungArts™ competition conducted by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. On Mon. June 21, you can come see them perform at the Kennedy Center – and it will be a wonderful evening.

For more information on tickets, see below:

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program would like to invite you to the Kennedy Center Salute to the 2010 U.S. Presidential Scholars featuring performances by the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts! Tickets are complimentary!

WHAT: Salute to the 2010 U.S. Presidential Scholars with performances by the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts

WHEN: June 21st at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Concert Hall


 Please email name and quantity of tickets to presidential.scholars@ed.gov. Tickets will be available for pickup at the U.S. Presidential Scholar Will Call table outside the Concert Hall beginning at 6:15 p.m., June 21. For questions, please call 202-401-0961.

Tickets may be requested until Wednesday June, 16th. Extra or unclaimed tickets will be available at the will call table outside of the Kennedy Center Concert Hall on the evening of the performance beginning at 7:15 p.m.

About the United States 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. In 1979, the program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts. Each year, up to 141 students are named as U.S. Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students. For the past 46 years, this prestigious program has honored more than 6,000 of the nation’s top-performing students.
Disclosure: White House Commission on Presidential Scholars is a client. If you have any questions or would like to cover the event, please contact me at amylizmartin [at] gmail [dot] com.

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