Two Westfield High School students, Jackie Napolitano and Jorge Ledesma, have been selected as candidates in the prestigious U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The Scholars Program, established in 1964 by executive order of the President, recognizes and honors some of the nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors.

Westfield High School Principal, Peter Renwick, recently congratulated Napolitano and Ledesma, who based on exceptional scores on either the SAT or the ACT college admission test, are among approximately 3,000 candidates nationwide selected to this honor. To be considered as a semi-finalist, candidates must submit an application along with essays, recommendations and transcripts. Semi-finalists will be notified in mid-April, with the final selection of academic scholars in May. Each year, up to 141 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students.