JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - A local high school student has been named a presidential scholar.
Hamilton Wan of Starkville is a student at the Mississippi School for Mathematics & Science in Columbus.
He is among 161 high school seniors from across the country to be named to the 55th class of the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program
These students are being recognized for their accomplishments in academics and the arts, as well as in the career and technical education fields.
Each honoree will receive a medallion during a June 23 ceremony.
Mississippi’s other scholars are:
- Ruben Manasseh Banks - Jim Hill Senior High School in Jackson
- Eliza Phillips Burnham - Jackson Preparatory School