From left to right: GHS Senior Connor Peyton, HHS Seniors Victoria Ballard and Sophia Branscome, and NCTHS Senior Jaden Johnson

Four seniors in Huntsville City Schools (HCS) received the prestigious honor of being named Presidential Scholar candidates for 2024. Of the 3.7 million high school seniors expected to graduate this year, these Presidential Scholar candidates are among only 5,000 high school seniors across the country to receive the distinction.

The Presidential Scholars Program recognizes excellence in academics, the arts, or career and technical education (CTE). Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students.

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors.

2024 Huntsville City Schools Presidential Scholar Candidates:

Grissom High School

Connor Peyton (CTE)
GHS Senior Conner Peyton

Huntsville High School

Victoria Ballard
HHS Senior Victoria Ballard
Sophia Branscome
HHS Senior Sophia Branscome

New Century Technology High School

Jaden Johnson (CTE)
NCTHS Senior Jaden Johnson