Mira Chatterjee, a senior at Palos Verdes High School, is one of eight Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District students nominated for the Presidential Scholar Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.5 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in 2017, a press release said.
Nominees are selected for academic and artistic achievement, leadership qualities, character, involvement in the community and school activities.
Mira is the editor of the yearbook at PVHS and the technology director for the podcasting group, Open Orchard. She has taught tech classes at PVNET and The Boys and Girls Club of San Pedro. She also is a National Merit semifinalist, and a member of PV High’s National Honor Society and California Scholarship Federation.
Also nominated from the PVPUSD were seven students from Peninsula High School: Andrew Arrieta, Anna Benedict, Caroline Kim, Kaila M. Kim, Claire A. Kim-Narita, Adeline Wang and Madison A. Westergaard.
A panel of educators will select 800 semifinalists in April, and a group of up to 32 citizens appointed by the president will select the finalists in May, the release said.