Local High School Seniors Named Semifinalists For Presidential Scholar Program

(Waupun) Two local high school seniors have been named semifinalists for a national distinction. A total of seventeen Wisconsin seniors are qualifiers for the 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholar Program. Established in 1964, the program recognizes and honors the nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors.

Cameron Pokorny of Waupun High School and Watertown-native Elena Himmerich of University Lake School are among the 620 semifinalists nationwide. 

Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars. From a pool of nearly 3.7 million students from across the country, 5,345 were identified as candidates for the program. The seniors selected to be U.S. Presidential Scholars will be announced later this month.