Edmonds resident Alexander Dolsak Prakash, a senior at Lakeside High School, has been named one of more than 4,500 candidates in the 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in 2019.
Prakash is the son of Nives Dolsak and Aseem Prakash of Edmonds.
The Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the president, to honor some of the nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. Scholars are selected based on superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities.
A panel of educators will review the submissions and select 600 semifinalists in early April. The Commission on Presidential Scholars will select the finalists and the U.S. Department of Education will announce the scholars in May.
Scholars will be invited to Washington, D.C. for several days in June to receive the Presidential Scholars Medallion at a recognition ceremony and participate in various activities.