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Akhilesh Talkad named a semi-finalist for the 2019 US Presidential Scholars Competition

Akhilesh Talkad has been named a finalist for the 2019 US Presidential Scholars Competition.  Students are selected for the opportunity to become US Presidential Scholars based on three paths of accomplishment.  The majority of Scholars are selected on the basis of broad academic achievement.  Approximately twenty students are selected on the basis of their academic and artistic scholarship in visual arts, the performing arts, or creative writing.  Approximately twenty additional students are selected on the basis of their ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields.  From nearly 3.6 million graduating high school seniors, over 5,200 students were identified as candidates in the program, and 621 semifinalists have been selected from across the country.