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7 Forsyth high school seniors in hunt for prestigious scholarship

FORSYTH COUNTY — Seven seniors from three Forsyth County high schools are in the running for a federal award.

The students were recently named candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The award has been given annually since 1964 to recognize distinguished graduates and has been expanded to include awards for arts and career and technical education.

A total of 161 students from across the country — including Benjamin Espy, Lily B. Ge and Sue B. Kim of Lambert High — are candidates for the awards.

Savannah D. Carnahan and Kyle A. Carozza of South Forsyth High also received invitations, as did John D. Browning and Alexander Grove from Forsyth Central.

The program is open to high school seniors who “score exceptionally well” on the SAT, ACT or other tests, must be nominated by their chief state school officer or one of the program’s partner organizations based on scholarship. It is invitation only.

Scholar semifinalists will be announced in mid-April, and the presidential scholars will be selected in May.