Evan Hoefer '21 Named U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts Semifinalist
by: Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
Shorecrest Preparatory School senior Evan Hoefer '21, previously named a candidate as a 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, has been notified of his selection as a semifinalist.
The United States Presidential Scholar program was established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President to recognize some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating seniors for their accomplishments in many areas: academic success, leadership, and service to school and community. The program was expanded in 1979 to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional scholarship and talent in the visual, creative, and performing arts. Hoefer’s high standing in the National YoungArts Foundation’s YoungArts™ competition qualified him as a semifinalist for this year’s United States Presidential Scholars Program.
Hoefer is a talented actor and vocal performer who has starred in a number of Shorecrest Theatre productions and has earned accolades at the Florida State Thespian Festival. He stars this week in "Something Rotten" in Shorecrest's Janet Root Theatre.
The National Recognition Program for Presidential Scholars is tentatively scheduled for June 27-29, 2021. However, these dates are subject to change and will be solidified after U.S. Presidential Scholars are announced.
About the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program:
Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 57th year, is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. The Commission on Presidential Scholars, a group of up to 32 eminent citizens appointed by the President, will make final selections of 20 students from the creative and performing arts nationwide.
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