Cumberland High School student Bobbie Umberger has been selected as a candidate for the United States Presidential Scholars Program. She will be one of two representatives from the state of Virginia. Her candidacy was based on her outstanding performance on the College Board SAT.
The United States Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 by an executive order from the President to recognize and honor distinguished graduating high school seniors. To be eligible to compete in the program in the general component, students must score exceptionally well on either the SAT of the College Board or the ACT of the American College Testing Program, and they must be nominated by the Chief State School Officer or by one of the partner organizations based on outstanding scholarship. Application is by invitation only—students may not apply individually.
Miss Umberger will be attending a reception in Washington, D.C., this summer to determine if she is a national Presidential winner. Dr. Jeffrey Scales, principal of Cumberland High School, stated that Cumberland High School is very proud of her accomplishment.
Bobbie Umberger, a senior at Cumberland High School, has been selected as a candidate for the United States Presidential Scholars Program.