MVHS senior, Stoll named as candidate for Presidential Scholar

Michael Stoll, a senior at Mountain View High School

WASHINGTON D.C. — Michael Stoll, a senior at Mountain View High School had been nominated as a candidate for the Presidential Scholars Program, based on his 35 composite score on the ACT.

Stoll took the ACT in April 2019 and made the marks which propelled him into being named for this prestigious program.

According to the information released by the U.S. Department of Education, Stoll is one of more than 4,500 candidates in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2020.

Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities.

When speaking about her son, Stoll’s mother Kristy Lyn Stoll said last week, “…and as you can tell, I’m a super proud momma.”

Stoll is not only accomplished in the classroom, he is also accomplished in his life as a dynamic young man who helps to make a difference. Stoll serves as student council secretary at MVHS, is part of the Wyoming’s third place cross country team, a member of the National Honor Society and a State Art blue ribbon photographer.

In addition to the above activities, Stoll also participated in indoor track and is a member of a ski club.

“He is a passionate photographer who earned three blue ribbons at the Wyoming State Art competition in 2019,” his mother Kristy added. “Michael is a talented musician as both a vocalist and a guitarist. He is the Student Council Secretary for the Senior class, a Wyoming Boys State Alumni 2019, and he is proficient in Spanish. “Michael enjoys hunting with his Grandpa, playing with his local band, and is in the constant company of Chaos, his border collie.”

As for his achievement in the classroom, his mother said, “Michael really enjoys all of his classes, even the most challenging ones and has been a summer hire for the Town of Mountain View the last two years. His reaction to beingn was ‘Geez Mom, it's not THAT big of a deal.’” Kristy Stoll said.

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President to recognize some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating seniors for their accomplishments in many areas: academic success, leadership, and service to school and community.

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