Conestoga's Mei named as Presidential Scholar

BERWYN Michael Mei, a student at Conestoga High School, was one of 141 high school seniors selected as a U.S. Presidential Scholar. To win a scholarship, students must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, service, and contribution to school and community.

Not only did Mei win a scholarship, he nominated his AP physics teacher, John Kim, for the program's Distinguished Teachers award.

Mei, who plans to attend Yale University, is "an incredible student first of all, but on top of that he's an accomplished pianist and an absolutely amazing kid," said Kim.

The U.S. Presidential Scholars will be honored in Washington from June 22 to 25, and will meet with government officials, educators, artists, past presidential scholars and others. There is no scholarship attached to the prize, but scholars are individually awarded the Presidential Medallion in a ceremony sponsored by the White House. - Kathy Boccella