Potomac senior Tess Weinreich is among just 161 seniors nationwide to be recognized as 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars. This is a very significant achievement: Of the 3.6 million students expected to graduate from high school this year, only about 6,000 were considered for the award. Successful candidates are chosen based on their academic success, SAT or ACT performance, character, excellence in their areas of interest, and/or community service and leadership. The Presidential Scholars Class of 2021 will be recognized for their outstanding achievement this summer.
Tess reflects, “It’s nice to be recognized for the work I’ve done so far, but I’m most excited to take that work and carry it into the next four years. I’m eager to use the intellectual curiosity that Potomac has instilled in me in new ways.” She will attend Princeton University in the fall, where she hopes to study English, French, or sociology while working toward a journalism career.