Tift County High School proudly announces the representatives for the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Audrey V. Conner (Academics) and Meagan A. Taylor (CTAE) have been selected to represent our school in this prestigious selection process. The candidates will go through the application process, and as in the past, the nation's top 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars will be selected by the Commission on Presidential Scholars and receive the Presidential Scholars Medallion at a ceremony in their honor in Washington, DC.
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979, the program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts. In 2015, the program was again extended to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields. Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students.