Vani Senthil

Duluth High School senior Vani Senthil is one of 161 students in the country to be named a U.S. Presidential Scholar.

She is one of three students from Georgia to receive the honor. Senthil also selected her Advanced Placement human geography teacher Jordan White as her most influential teacher.

Senthil and the other 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars will be honored for their accomplishments June 23 in Washington, D.C. She was also one of two Duluth seniors named National Merit Scholars in 2019.

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 to recognize distinguished high school graduates, determined by College Board SAT and ACT scores and Chief State School Officers or the National YoungArts Foundation’s nationwide YoungArts competition.

One male and female student are chosen from each state, Puerto Rico and and Washington D.C., in addition to 15 at-large scholars, 20 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts and 20 U.S. Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education.

Taylor Denman is a reporter born and raised in Gwinnett County. He came back home to seize the rare opportunity of telling stories in the county he grew up in.

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