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Alum Alexander Hassan Selected Presidential Scholar Semi-Finalist

Boys-A-HassanEmerson alumnus, Alexander T. Hassan (’08), has been selected as Semi-Finalist for the 2012 US Presidential Scholars Program.  Alex is a senior at Huron High School.

Alex is Huron’s National Honors Society president and president of his class’ Executive Board. He has been named both an AP Scholar with honors and National Merit Scholarship semifinalist, and has made finals of state and national mathematics contests. He is Huron’s football quarterback and team captain, and has received a Scholar-Athlete Award Scholarship from the Michigan High School Athletic Association.  Active in various volunteer efforts both in his school and community, he is a voting member of Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum board of trustees and heads up the museum’s Youth Empowerment Project.

Alex plans to study study biomedical and biochemical engineering in college.

The entire Emerson community applauds Alex for his leadership, academic accomplishment, and community commitment. He is an inspiration to us all.


About the Presidential Scholars Program

The United States Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by Executive Order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our Nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors.  In 1979, the Program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts.  Each year, up to 141 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the Nation’s highest honors for high school students. 
Scholars are chosen on the basis of their accomplishments in many areas – academic and artistic success, leadership, and involvement in school and the community – and represent excellence in education and the promise of greatness in America’s youth.  They are invited to Washington, D.C. in June to participate in National Recognition Weekend which includes many enrichment activities and events and culminates with the presentation to the students of the Presidential Scholars medallion during a ceremony sponsored by the White House.