GCHS senior named US Presidential Scholar


Elaine Wang

Elaine Wang

Garden City High School senior Elaine Wang has been named a U.S. Presidential Scholar, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students. Elaine, one of only four Long Islanders selected, is the school’s salutatorian with a 102 GPA and plans to attend Cornell University’s College of Engineering.

Elaine expressed her excitement, saying, “It’s such a great honor to be a U.S. Presidential Scholar.” The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, established in 1964, recognizes outstanding high school seniors for their academic, artistic and technical excellence, as well as community service and leadership.

Elaine’s recognition as a U.S. Presidential Scholar underscores her outstanding academic achievements and dedication. The announcement was made by Dr. Miguel Cardona, U.S. Secretary of Education, who noted, “The 161 high school seniors selected for the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Presidential Scholars represent the best of our nation’s schools and inspire hope in the bright future of this country.”

Additionally, Garden City High School congratulates Kathryn Sheil on being named a Distinguished Teacher as part of the U.S. Presidential Scholars program. 

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