Oonagh Davis, a senior visual arts major at Interlochen Arts Academy, has been named one of 60 Presidential Scholar in the Arts candidates as part of the 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were nominated from over 11,000 participants in the annual YoungArts competition conducted by the National YoungArts Foundation.
Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 51st year, is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. Each year 141 Scholars, including up to 20 Scholars in the Arts, are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities.
The Commission on Presidential Scholars, a group of up to 32 eminent citizens appointed by the President, will select the finalists, and the U.S Department of Education will announce the Scholars in May.