Gatton Academy creates six candidates for 2022 United States Presidential Scholars Program

Debra Murray, Content Editor

Six Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Sciences students were selected as candidates for the 2022 United States Presidential Scholars Program. 

The program was established in 1964 to honor the nation’s most distinguished high school seniors. Students become candidates by scoring exceptionally high on either the SAT or the ACT.

The students include Nikhil Akula of Western Hills High School, Harrison Gover of Bowling Green High School, Aiden Kash of St. Francis School, Tommy Kolb of Louisville Classical Academy, Andrew Park of South Oldham High School and John Logan Stewart of Oldham County High School.

“It is wonderful to celebrate these students’ accomplishments. They are extraordinary in so many ways, well beyond their academic abilities. They are researchers, problem-solvers, writers, and dedicated community volunteers,” Lynette Breedlove, director of Gatton Academy, said in a WKU News press release. “They are outstanding representatives of Kentucky’s bright future.” 

The next step is that 600 candidates will be named semifinalists, and up to 161 students will be recognized in May as Presidential Scholars. If a student is selected as a U.S. Presidential Scholar, they will be honored in Washington, D.C., in June. 

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