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Three Local Students Named U.S. Presidential Scholar Candidates

Two Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School students and one Brecksville resident who attends St. Ignatius were named U.S. Presidential Scholar candidates.

Two Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School students and one Brecksville resident who attends St. Ignatius High School were named as 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholar candidates, one of the nation's highest honors for graduating seniors.

The Brecksville-Broadview Heights candidates are Matthew A. Adrianowycz and Cindy S. Zhao, according to a list of candidates posted on the U.S. Presidential Scholars website.

Brecksville resident Jeffrey P. Lazar, who attends St. Ignatius, was also named as a candidate.

The three students were picked from a pool of thousands of students across the U.S. named as candidates in the annual Presidential Scholars Program, one of the nation's highest honors for graduating seniors. Application to the program is by invite only, and based on ACT and SAT scores.

In the end, no more than 141 will be selected as scholars by a commission appointed by President Barack Obama. The students should learn if they are chosen in May.

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