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Deborah Marini of Lewes a semifinalist for Presidential Scholar competition

May 21, 2018

Worcester Prep senior Deborah Marini of Lewes has been selected as one of only 630 semifinalists across the country to advance to the final round of the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars competition.

Out of nearly 3.5 million graduating seniors, more than 5,300 students were identified as candidates in the program, and 630 semifinalists were selected. These semifinalists form the pool from which the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars will be chosen. Application for the Presidential Scholars Program is by invitation only. Students do not apply nor do their schools nominate them. The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars reviews the applications of all semifinalists in April and honors the winners in June.

Marini will attend Brown University in the fall. Her academic achievements include Cum Laude Society, National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society and National Art Honor Society. In addition to playing volleyball, participating in Mock Trial and being voted Best All-Round Student, she also serves as the Class of 2018 class treasurer, newspaper editor and Creative Writing Club co-founder. She participates in the Environmental Club and Speakers for Students.