Kylie Jade Thibodeau of Raymond, a graduating senior at Gray-New Gloucester High School in Gray, has been named one of more than 5,000 candidates in the 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

The candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2024.

Kylie Jade Thibodeau Submitted photo

Inclusion in the program is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors.

Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities, according to a news release from the U.S. Presidential Scholars Office.

Annually, up to 161 U.S. Presidential Scholars are chosen from among that year’s senior class. A panel of educators will review these submissions and select approximately 600 semifinalists in early April. The Commission on Presidential Scholars, a group of up to 32 citizens appointed by the president, will select the finalists, and the U.S. Department of Education will announce the scholars in May.

The scholars are honored for their accomplishments during the National Recognition Program each June.

Thibeau is the child of Nick and Bobbie Thibodeau.


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