BATTLE GROUND — CAM Academy senior Michelle Li was selected by Chris Reykdal, the superintendent of the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, as the Washington candidate for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Up to 161 students are named to the program each year, being one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students. For more than 55 years, the federal program has honored more than 7,500 Presidential Scholars who demonstrate leadership, scholarship and contribution to school and community. “The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction received many quality nominations and sought to evaluate each nominee based on the criteria of academic scholarship, commitment to learning, engagement in activities and service, leadership, resiliency in overcoming challenges, and potential for a productive future,” a news release said. Semifinalists are announced in mid-April and the 2021 Scholars plan to be announced the first full week of May.