Bay area schools produce nine Presidential Scholar candidates
Nine seniors from Tampa Bay area high schools have been named Presidential Scholar candidates this year, including five from public schools in Pinellas.
Each year, about 3,000 seniors in the United States are named candidates for the prestigious award, based on academic and artistic achievements. Eventually, the list will be whittled to about 140. This year's candidates (see full list here) include 75 students from Florida.
The Pinellas public school candidates are Wendy Yin and Alexander Jablonski, in the IB program at St. Petersburg High; Robert Ulseth and Adam Kraus, in the IB program at Palm Harbor University High; and Blaine Krauss, in the PCCA program at Gibbs High. (You can read a little more about each of them here.)
Two candidates are from public schools in Hillsborough: Nathaniel Fernando at Sickles High and Max Goplerud at Plant High.
There are also two private school candidates from the area: Oldsmar resident Millin Sekhon, who attends Berkeley Prep, and Tajasvi Channagiri of Tampa, who attends Tampa Prep.
There were no candidates this year from Pasco or Hernando counties.