PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR – Wheeler School senior Max Saccone, a son of Dr. Tony Saccone and Dr. Susan Dickstein of Providence, was named one of two U.S. Presidential Scholars from Rhode Island.
The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars selects honored scholars annually 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. Of the three million students expected to graduate from high school this year, more than 3,300 candidates qualified for the 2013 awards determined by outstanding performance on College Board SAT and ACT exams.
The 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholars are comprised of one young man and one young woman from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and from U.S. families living abroad, as well as 15 chosen at-large and 20 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts.
The 2013 ceremony will be held June 16, when each honoree will receive a Presidential Scholar Medallion. Saccone will enter Dartmouth College as a Thayer Scholar in Engineering this fall.