ULS senior and Student Body Government President Kimiko M. Matsuda-Lawrence was recognized as one of two 2012 Presidential Scholars from Hawai‘i. Matsuda-Lawrence and a student from Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy were two of 141 US Presidential Scholars selected by the US Department of Education to be honored in 2012.
Since its creation in 1964, the US Presidential Scholars Program has honored more than 6,000 graduating high school seniors for academic excellence, artistic accomplishments, and civic contributions. Each year this unique program engages more than 3,000 students to pursue recognition based not only on outstanding scores on the national tests such as the SAT and ACT, but also on the basis of school reports and transcripts, leadership activities, and contributions to family, school, and community.
Kimiko will study at Harvard University where she will “seek the tools needed to bend the arc of history toward justice.” Congratulations, Kimiko!