GMSD proudly congratulates TWO Presidential Scholar Nominees



The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program annually recognizes and honors our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. The program recognizes students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the area of academics, fine arts, or career/technical fields. Students chosen receive an all expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. in June where they will participate in a medallion ceremony at the White House. During the visit, the Scholars have the opportunity to network with “important national and international figures” that span across several fields as well as with each other. Each year, only 161 students are named as U.S. Presidential Scholars. Application is by invitation only—being extended to students based on ACT and SAT scores or nominating affiliates of the program. The applications for 2016 were sent out in January.


Germantown Municipal Schools is proud to announce that two students from Houston High School have been nominated. Both Timothy Liang and Katarina Jankov will represent the school and the District in this showdown of the nation’s top students.

Both Jankov and Liang are highly decorated members of the academic landscape in Germantown. The Germantown Education Commission has recently honored both of them—Liang as the recipient of the December Youth Excellence Award and Jankov as the January recipient of the same. They are also two of the six National Merit Semi-Finalists in the District.

Jankov was also recently featured in the Commercial Appeal as an Academic All-Star and is the first “GMSD student” (2014-present) to earn perfect scores on both the ACT and the SAT.
Liang is often recognized for his accomplishments in the classroom as well as his musical talents.

Read more about Katarina Jankov by clicking here.

Read more about Timothy Liang by clicking here.


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