Congratulations to Ellsworth High School's Pedro Santiago Little-Siebold who was named as 1 of 7 Maine students chosen as semifinalists in the 2021 US Presidential Scholars Program.

Pedro Little-Siebold #20 Junior Photo Chris Popper

The semifinalist scholars are chosen on the basis of their accomplishments in many areas including academic and artistic success, career and technical fields, leadership and involvement in school and the community. They represent excellent in education and are among the most accomplished youth in the country.

Maine Education Commissioner Pender Makin stated "I am incredibly proud of the continued academic accomplishments of Maine students through the inevitable disruptions over the past year. I applaud these talented students on their well deserved recognition and wish them the very best as they transition into the next exciting chapter of their lives".

In addition to Pedro Little-Siebold the following were chosen as US Presidential Scholar Seminfinalists

  • Harshini K,, Chaganti - Scarborough High School
  • Devon Michael Hunter - John Bapst Memorial High School
  • Culiandro Rose Nero - Oxford Hills Comprehensive School ***
  • Swetha Palaniappan - Cape Elizabeth High School
  • Wade F. Wahlig - Falmouth High School
  • Aislynn K. Worden - Sanford High School

*** Semifinalist for US Presidential Scholar in Career and Technical Education