Fruge is semifinalist for Presidential Scholar

Published 6:30 am Wednesday, April 24, 2024

The Mississippi Department of Education announced last week that Oxford High School senior Charles Fruge is one of seven Mississippi students named 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars semifinalists.

Fruge has served on the State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council, was named a Star Student in March and served as a page for Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker in Washington, D.C., in the fall of 2022. He’s also a member of the OHS Students for Alzheimer’s.

Mississippi’s semifinalists were selected from among thousands of candidates nationwide. The semifinalists form the pool from which up to 161 students will be chosen as a 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholar.

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The 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars will be announced in early May.  

Created in 1964, the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program honors the nation’s top-performing students with the prestigious award given to honorees during the annual ceremony in Washington D.C.