Salesianum Senior Named U.S. Presidential Scholar

Lincoln Lamberton Earns Prestigious Honor

Lincoln Lamberton '11Salesianum senior Lincoln Lamberton has been named a 2011 U.S. Presidential Scholar. He was one of only 141 students selected from more than 3,000 candidates on the basis of superior achievements, leadership qualities, personal character, and involvement in community and school activities. Lincoln is the son of Todd and Jill Lamberton, and lives in Newark. He will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the fall.


The final selections of Scholars were made by the Commission on U.S. Presidential Scholars, a group of eminent citizens appointed by the President. Semi-finalists were chosen by a panel of distinguished educators after a review of students' essays, self-assessments, descriptions of activities, school recommendations and school transcripts.


Scholars travel to Washington, D.C. each June as guests of the program for National Recognition Weekend. Scholars participate in seminars, lectures and workshops with government officials, elected representatives, educators, authors, musicians, scientists and other accomplished people; perform community service; and attend cultural events and ceremonies held in their honor. The weekend culminates in a White House-sponsored event at which the Scholars are awarded the Presidential Medallion.


Earlier this school year, Lincoln was also awarded the prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship to the University of North Carolina. This scholarship is awarded to the top four percent of the applicants from across the country. Recipients are chosen after a rigorous application and interview process. Those who earn the scholarship receive free tuition, room, board, as well as a living stipend to cover the cost of books and other incidentals. The scholarship program also offers leadership and enrichment programs. Lincoln is the only student in the country this year to be named both a U.S. Presidential Scholar and Morehead-Cain Scholarship Recipient.


Salesianum School is a Roman Catholic independent secondary school that teaches young men to Live Jesus, guided by the spirituality of Saint Francis de Sales, through a college preparatory education, enabling them to take their place in the world as Salesian gentlemen.