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2 Rochester students named U.S. Presidential Scholars

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KTTC) -- Two Rochester high school students have been named U.S. Presidential Scholars.

John Marshall senior Alexander Cheng and Century senior Jennifer Kim are the only students from Minnesota and among 141 students nationwide to receive the honor.

The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars picked the students based on their grades, leadership qualities, essays and school evaluations.

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program started in 1964 and has honored more than 6,000 of the nation's top-performing students. In 1979 the program was expanded to recognize students who excel in the visual, literary and performing arts.

This year's scholars will be honored in Washington, D.C. on June 16 and will receive a Presidential Scholar Medallion.

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