ORHS Student Candidate for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

A photograph of Oyster River High School Senior Landon Wolph

Oyster River High School senior Landon Wolph has been named a candidate for the 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. (Photo Courtesy the Wolph Family)

Oyster River High School Student Selected as Candidate for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

DURHAM -- Oyster River High School Principal Rebecca Noe is pleased to announce that senior Landon Wolph has been named a candidate for the 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. 

Scholars are selected for the program on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities.

Wolph, of Madbury, is one of more than 5,000 students nationwide who was selected as a candidate. Inclusion in the program is one of the highest honors graduating seniors can receive.

“I am deeply honored to be nominated for such a prestigious award. I have worked hard throughout my high school career in regard to my academics, but I couldn't have done it without my support system -- my friends, family, and past and present teachers. Your assistance in helping me be successful was, and still is, pivotal in my life,” Wolph said. 

Wolph is the child of Shanti and Kimberly Wolph of Madbury.

“Landon is exactly the kind of student that the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was created to recognize,” Superintendent Dr. James C. Morse, Sr. said. “In addition to being a top scholar, he is recognized by the teaching staff and his fellow students as a natural leader.”

“We are so proud of Landon for being recognized as a candidate for the Presidential Scholars Program. His work ethic, passion for learning, and leadership skills make him a standout student who is more than deserving of this honor,” Noe added. 

Wolph will now compete to be one of 161 Scholars in the program. The U.S Department of Education will announce the 600 semifinalists in early April and Scholars in May. 

The full release is available here.