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Byram Hills Senior Luke Briody Advances to Finals of Presidential Scholars Competition

Luke BriodyCongratulations to Byram Hills senior Luke Briody for advancing to the finals of the 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars Competition.  According to the U.S. Department of Education, Luke is one of 625 semifinalists to move to the final round in this most prestigious competition. 

“Luke Briody is an accomplished, well-rounded individual and valued member of the Byram Hills community,” said Kristina Wilson, Byram Hills Guidance Chairperson. “He is looking forward to a bright future at Brown University.” 

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by Executive Order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors and their accomplishments in academic success, leadership, and service to school and community. Each year, up to 161 students are named Presidential Scholars, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students.

The mission of the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. If circumstances permit, all scholars will be honored for their accomplishments during the National Recognition Program, usually an in-person program held in June in Washington, D.C.