Davis Hammond '12 Named Semifinalist in U.S. Presidential Scholars Program
Posted April 16, 2012
It is with great pride that we announce that Davis Hammond ’12 has been selected as a semifinalist in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Davis is one of seven students selected from Delaware. From nearly 3.2 million graduating high school seniors, about 3,300 students were identified as candidates for the program and about 550 have been named semifinalists. Up to 141 students will be chosen as 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.
Students are chosen for outstanding academic and artistic achievement as well as school leadership and community involvement.
“These students excel in and out of the classroom,” Secretary of Education Dr. Lillian M. Lowery said. “Their exemplary performance makes them well deserving of this recognition and honor. They represent our state well.”
Davis has had a distinguished career during his four years at St. Andrew's. He is an honors student and Residential Leader on Voorhees Corridor and also served as a captain on the DISC Champion swim team and the best cross-country team in School history. He is the son of faculty members Dr. Mark Hammond and Noreen Tully.
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 to recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating seniors. In 1979, it was expanded to also recognize students who demonstrate exceptional scholarship and talent in the visual, literary and performing arts.
The Commission on U.S. Presidential Scholars will meet this month to select the winners. As with the semifinalists, the scholars are chosen on the basis of their accomplishments in academics and the arts, leadership and school/community involvement.
Scholars will be announced in May.