A Corinth High School senior is one of 78 students statewide selected as candidates for the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
William H. Davis III of Corinth has an opportunity to become one of the 161 U.S. Presidential Scholars, the Mississippi Department of Education announced Thursday. He is the son of Lori and Bill Davis of Corinth.
Davis, who is an Eagle Scout, is heavily involved in school and church activities and has received many academic awards in various subject areas. He has volunteered to tutor underprivileged children and is a member of numerous academic honor societies.
“The scholars represent excellence in education and the promise of greatness in young people,” a department of education news release said.
Davis and other students across the country are currently in the candidacy phase, which is an honor and by invitation only.
A national review committee experienced in secondary and post-secondary education evaluates candidates on their academic achievement, personal characteristics, leadership and service activities, and the quality and content of their essay.
Semifinalists will be announced early April, and the final scholars list will be announced in May. Scholars will be invited to Washington, DC, for several days in June to receive the Presidential Scholars Medallion at a recognition ceremony.
“We are very proud of our 78 student candidates for the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program and encourage them to complete the next phase of the process by returning all of the application materials they received from the U.S. Department of Education,” said Dr. Marla Davis, director in the Office of Secondary Education at the Mississippi Department of Education.