Congratulations to the five members who were honored with the President’s Award of Outstanding Academic Excellence. Volunteer Scholars who are Platinum Members can seek this honor the end of their 6th grade, 8th grade, or 12th grade year by demonstrating academic motivation, initiative, integrity, intellectual depth, and leadership. Four students received this honor as rising 9th graders (completed 8th grade): Daniel M. (Farmington, CT); David R. (Auburn, MA); Elias V. (Cypress, CA); and Oliver K. (Glen Allen, VA). Sloane K. (Encinitas, CA) earned the award as a rising 7th grader (completed 6th grade).