Wilton High School senior and Warrior Words columnist Evaline Xie has been named a 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholar.
She is one of two scholars from Connecticut and one of 141 students across the country selected on the basis of superior achievements, leadership qualities, personal character and involvement in community and school.
This year’s scholars were selected by a panel of educators, who reviewed the students’ essays, self-assessments, descriptions of activities, school recommendations and school transcripts.
From the 565 semifinalists, the Commission on Presidential Scholars — comprised of citizens appointed by the President — selected:



  • One young man and one young woman from each state, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and U.S. students living abroad;

  • Up to 20 students representing the visual, literary and performing arts;

  • Fifteen students at-large.


The scholars have been invited to a June recognition ceremony in Washington, D.C., where they will receive the U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion and participate in various activities and events held in their honor.

Click here  to learn more about the Presidential Scholars Program.