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CHS senior is candidate for Presidential Scholars award


Clark Hensley


Clinton High School senior Clark Hensley is one of 75 Mississippi students named a candidate for a prestigious U.S. Presidential Scholars award.
Clark is an honors student, a National Merit Semifinalist and scored a perfect 36 on the ACT, twice. He is interested in pursuing a career in engineering or computer science and is undecided on where to attend college.
Students selected as candidates for the Presidential Scholars award are in the running to become one of only 161 students nationwide to receive this honor.
Each candidate will be reviewed by a national committee of qualified individuals experienced in secondary and post-secondary education. Students are evaluated on their academic achievement, personal characteristics, leadership and service activities, and the quality of the content of their submitted essay.
Semifinalists will be announced in early April and the final scholars list will be announced in May. Winners will be invited to Washington, D.C. for several days in June to receive their award at a special ceremony.