Semifinalist for the United States Presidential Scholars Program

Posted by Roger Robertson on 4/22/2020 4:00:00 PM


We are pleased to recognize Kayli M. Mann, Valedictorian of Pikeview High School Class of 2020. Kayli has been notified that she is a semifinalist for the United States Presidential Scholars Program. The United States Presidential Scholars Program recognizes up to 161 students in the country based on broad academic achievement, academic and artistic scholarship, or accomplishment in career and technical education fields. Application for this prestigious program is by invitation only. Kayli is now one of 621 semifinalists whose application will be reviewed by the Commission on Presidential Scholars. U.S. Presidential Scholars will be nationally recognized in June of this year. 

In addition, Kayli is a National Merit Finalist. She also applied to 16 colleges and universities, with 6 of them being Ivy League institutions. She was accepted to all 6 Ivy League schools, including Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Princeton, Dartmouth, and The University of Pennsylvania. She has made the decision to attend The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business this fall with the Joseph Wharton Scholarship. 

In addition to academics, Kayli volunteers in her local community and is active at her church. She has performed in Princeton Extreme Teen Center productions and has portrayed Alice in Alice in Wonderland, Gollum in The Hobbit, and Ellie May Clampett in the Beverly Hillbillies. Kayli is also a member of the National Honors Society, Academic Quiz Bowl team, and the Pikeview High School Band. 

Kayli has included a link to her YouTube page if you want to learn more about her accomplishments.