James Forster, a Rye High School senior, was selected as a candidate in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
James Forster, a Rye High School senior, was selected as a candidate in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The program recognizes students’ superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character, and involvement in community and school activities.
A National Merit Commended Student, James is also a past recipient of the RHS Scholar Award and Oberlin College Book Award for Creative Thinking. He has also received Departmental School Awards for Digital Video Production, Studio Art, Geometry, Language & Composition, and he been a regular contributor to the High School’s Zephyr Art & Literary Magazine. Since 2010, he has been a member of the Crew Team.
James is also a talented artist with a list of impressive achievements; he designed the cover of the 2010 school directory, received a 2014 Rising Artist Award, and has had his work featured in many exhibits.
He has been accepted to Wesleyan University this fall and hopes to study English, Creative Writing, and/or Film.
Presidential Scholars Program candidates are initially selected based on their SAT or ACT Assessment results and outstanding scholarship, and have the opportunity to be identified as one of 560 semifinalists based on their submitted essays, self-assessments, secondary school reports, and transcripts.
The Rye City School District congratulates James on this outstanding accomplishment and wishes him well in the next stages of the program!