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Staples Students Named Presidential Scholar Honorees

Staples High School seniors Alex Lochoff, Ryan Greenberg and Eric Lombardo have been named honorees in the U.S. Presidential Scholars program.
Staples High School seniors Alex Lochoff, Ryan Greenberg and Eric Lombardo have been named honorees in the U.S. Presidential Scholars program. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. – Three Staples High School seniors are in the running to be named U.S. Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students, the superintendent’s office announced.

Alex Lochoff, Ryan Greenberg and Eric Lombardo were selected as honorees in the program for their academic and extra-curricular involvement both at school and within the community.

Greenberg, a talented writer and speaker, has a passion for the sciences. Lochoff, who plays the flute and pole vaults, plans to study medicine in college and become a surgeon. Lombardo, who has an avid interest in technology, has donated his time and talent to several local community service organizations. He’s also created his own programming business and plans to study computer science and economics.

Established in 1964, the U.S. Presidential Scholars program recognizes and honors some of the nation’s most distinguished graduating seniors.  Each year, 3,000 candidates are identified based on SAT or ACT scores.  Those students are then ranked within their state and about 20 females and 20 males receive nominations.  Scholars are then chosen on the basis of their accomplishments in a variety of areas, like academic and artistic success, leadership, and involvement in school and the community.

Lochoff, Greenberg and Lombardo will submit essays, self-assessments and transcripts as they continue the process to be considered one of 141 students to be named U.S. Presidential Scholars.

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