Rintaro Inomata, a senior at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School (MVRCS), was recently informed that he is a candidate for a United States Presidential Scholarship. A Malden resident, Inomata hopes to become the fourth student in school history to attain Presidential Scholar semifinal status, joining Omar Alani (’18), Steve Nguyen (’19) and Quynh An-Vo (’20). Both Alani and An-Vo hail from Malden while Nguyen is an Everett resident.
“This accolade is certainly well earned and deserved for Rintaro,” said MVRCS Assistant Director Matthew Stone. “We hope to see him advance and achieve semifinalist status and beyond. Rintaro is one of the hardest working students I have been around and it gives me immeasurable satisfaction to see his hard work yield remarkable results.”
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of President Lyndon Johnson, to recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. Application is by invitation only; therefore, students may not apply individually to the Program, nor may their schools nominate them. Inomata is now competing for a semifinalist slot, which means he has an additional application process to complete.
Up to 161 U.S. Presidential Scholars are chosen each year. In June all the scholars are provided with an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., where they are honored for their accomplishments at the National Recognition Program. While in Washington, they meet with government officials, educators and other accomplished individuals and receive the Presidential Scholars Medallion at a ceremony at the White House.
Since its inception in 1998, MVRCS has been delivering a world-class education steeped in the core virtues and fundamental ideals of American culture.