2021 Presidential Scholars Finalists and Winners Announced for Polk County

2021 Presidential Scholars Finalists and Winners Announced for Polk County

Photo of the Presidential Scholars Medallion

Polk County Public Schools is proud to announce our honorees for the 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

The U.S. Department of Education initiative recognizes high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education. Each year, up to 161 students are named Presidential Scholars at the national level. It is considered “one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.”

Congratulations to our district winners (pictured): Alyssa Eldridge from Fort Meade High, and Nicholas Lopez from Winter Haven High. We are proud to have them represent PCPS at the state level.

Photo of PCPS' 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars

In addition, kudos to these outstanding Polk County students named as finalists this year:

  • Auburndale High: Tyler Brower, Samantha Pruitt
  • Bartow High: Kiersten Harder
  • Bartow IB: Tess Landreth
  • Fort Meade High: Alyssa Eldridge, Avery Flint
  • Frostproof High: Noah Payton Ogburn, Sarah True
  • George Jenkins High: Caleb Harris, Margie Patel
  • Haines City High: Chloe Oakes, Steven Steele
  • Haines City IB: Melissa Birdwell, Jackson Mosley
  • Harrison School for the Arts: Maxwell Losson, Cameron Titus
  • Kathleen High: Juksana Mai Ngam, Alexandria Patton
  • Lake Gibson High: Afia Anushka, Elizabeth Baker
  • Lake Region High: Jadiene Frank, Anahi Rodriguez Gutierrez
  • Lakeland High: Lindsay Goldberg-Custer, MacKenna Turner
  • McKeel Academy: Isabelle Gerzenshteim, Kade Robinson
  • Mulberry High: Ekhlas Khalayfeh, Alaunis Tyson
  • Tenoroc High: Brandon Camacho, Xavier Hobbs
  • Winter Haven High: Nicholas Lopez, Philrosen Monfiston Sejour