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Three D211 Students Named Presidential Scholars Semifinalists

After 3,000 of the nation’s most distinguished high school seniors were selected by the United States Presidential Scholars Program, semifinalists were narrowed down to 500 students across the country, and three District 211 students made the cut. Seniors Andrew Song and William Shih from William Fremd High School, and Mengran Liu from Hoffman Estates High School, are awaiting the May announcement to see if they will be named a Presidential Scholar to represent Illinois. “I’m not coming into this with any sorts of expectations, so I am not too nervous,” Shih said. “We’re competing with an incredible group of kids who have done ...