Dayla Gordon, a senior from McPherson High School, was among those students celebrated for high academic achievement at McPherson College during its Presidential Scholars Day on Feb. 16.

Presidential Scholars are invited to participate in personal interviews, roundtable discussions on current events with faculty members, and a cognitive ability test for the opportunity to receive scholarships ranging from $500 to $3,000. McPherson College hosts four Presidential Scholars Days throughout the year, and awards one participant a full-tuition scholarship. All Presidential Scholarships are renewed annually for four years provided satisfactory academic progress is maintained.

While on campus, Presidential Scholars and their parents were invited to a luncheon and had the opportunity to explore majors and meet with faculty during a Majors Fair. Gordon is interested in majoring in elementary education.