Castro Valley HS Student Named Presidential Scholar

CASTRO VALLEY, CA — A Castro Valley High School graduate has the distinction of not only being named a Presidential Scholar for 2023, but also for being named as a 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts.

Zoe Dorado, who graduated June 2, was chosen as one of the 20 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts and the only student chosen for the writing discipline.

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Clive Chang, President of YoungArts, said, “The 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts represent the next generation of storytellers and changemakers in our country, exemplifying both academic excellence and artistic ingenuity spanning the visual, literary, and performing arts, Clive Chang, president of YoungArts, said. “YoungArts is incredibly proud to celebrate these young artists today and to amplify their unique voices as they grow to become our nation’s most influential cultural ambassadors.”

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Dorado, 18, will be attending Pomona College in Claremont this August with plans of majoring in English and Public Policy Analysis.

“U.S. Presidential Scholars have always represented the future of our country and the bright promise it holds. I want each of these remarkable students to know: your passion and intellect, pursuit of excellence, and spirit of service are exactly what our country needs,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. “On behalf of President Biden, I am delighted to join your family, friends, and communities in celebrating your accomplishments. Aim high, share your talents, and continue embracing opportunities to lead as your exciting future unfolds.”

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