BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) — The U.S. Secretary Miguel Cardona announced the 58th class of U.S. Presidential scholars on May 12. The scholar class recognize 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, arts, and career and technical fields.

“Our 2022 Presidential Scholars represent the best of America, and remind us that when empowered by education, there are no limits to what our young people can achieve,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. “Today, I join President Biden to celebrate a class of scholars whose pursuit of knowledge, generosity of spirit, and exceptional talents bring our nation tremendous pride. Throughout one of the most trying periods in our nation’s history and amid our recovery from the pandemic, our students have once again demonstrated their strength and that they have so much to contribute to our country. Thanks to them, I know America’s future is bright.”

The Louisiana scholars for the 58th class include:

  • Alexander Fraser Landreaneau, Catholic High School, Baton Rouge
  • Anil Cacodcar, Episcopal School of Acadiana, Cade
  • Ashini Modi, Caddo Parish Magnet High School, Shreveport

The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars selects scholars annually based on their academic success, artistic, technical excellence, essays, school evaluations, transcripts, and demonstrated commitment to community service and leadership.

To view the complete list of the 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars, click here.