Chestnut named a 2010 Presidential Scholar candidate

Conway, SC - CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Logan S. Chestnut, a student attending the Scholars Academy from Conway High School, is one of 68 South Carolina seniors identified as a 2010 Presidential Scholar candidate.

The U.S. Presidential Scholars program honors young people for outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship and community service. The state's list of candidates includes students in both public and private schools.

The national candidate pool consists of some 3,000 students with high SAT or ACT scores. A review committee will narrow that list to about 500 honorees in the semifinal round. Approximately 120 students will make the final round and be invited to an awards program in Washington, DC, this coming June.

The Presidential Scholars program was created in 1964 to recognize academic achievement and was expanded in 1979 to honor students with exceptional talent in the visual, literary and performing arts. Since its establishment 46 years ago, Presidential Scholars has honored more than 5,000 of the nation's top-performing students.

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