Brookings student named Presidential Scholars Program semifinalist

Brookings High School student Ainsley Powers is a semifinalist in the 2020 Presidential Scholars Program. She is one of 621 semifinalists selected from some 5600 candidates nationwide.

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities.

The program was established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President to
recognize some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating seniors.

The finalists will be chosen next month and up to 161 U.S. Presidential Scholars will be invited to Washington, DC in June to for the presentation of the Presidential Scholars Medallion.

Ainsley Powers is the daughter of Derrick and Cami Powers and granddaughter of Phil and Darrylin Hogie. She will be attending SDSU in the Fall majoring in Pharmacy as well as running for the Jackrabbit Cross Country and Track teams