St. Mary’s Dominican High School Senior Caroline Bickerton has been named one of more than 4,500 candidates in the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Caroline, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Bickerton of New Orleans, is among candidates that were selected from nearly 3.6 million students who are expected to graduate from US high schools this year.
Inclusion in the US Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 54th year, is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high schools seniors. Scholars are selected based on superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities. In April, a distinguished panel of educators will select 600 semifinalists. The Commission on Presidential Scholars will select finalists and the US Department of Education will announce the Scholars in May.