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Students from North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota named 2022 presidential scholars

More than 5,000 students qualified for the 2022 presidential scholar awards as a result of their SAT or ACT scores, or through nominations.

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona announced Thursday, May 12, that four students from North Dakota, two from Minnesota and two from South Dakota are among the nation's 161 high school seniors honored as U.S. presidential scholars.

The four North Dakota students are:

  • Chance Bowlinger of Century High School in Bismarck.
  • Luke Mavity of Dickinson High School.
  • Yaoyi Ma of North High School in Fargo.
  • Quoc Vi Bui of Fargo who attends the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan (U.S. presidential scholar in arts).

The Minnesota students named presidential scholars are:

  • Dedeepya Guthikonda of Edina High School in Minneapolis.
  • Minkai Li of Woodbury High School in St. Paul.

The presidential scholars from South Dakota are:

  • Jordan Phillips of Central High School in Aberdeen.
  • Davis Shafer of Washington High School in Sioux Falls.

"The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars selects scholars annually based on their academic success, artistic and technical excellence, essays, school evaluations and transcripts, as well as a demonstrated commitment to community service and leadership," the U.S. Department of Education said in a statement.
More than 5,000 students qualified for the 2022 awards as a result of their SAT or ACT scores, or through nominations.

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Every year, the group of presidential scholars is made up of a young man and young woman from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and U.S. families living abroad, as well as 15 chosen at-large, 20 scholars in the arts and 20 scholars in career and technical education.

For a complete list of 2022 U.S. presidential scholars, visit www.ed.gov/psp .

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