These students excelled in College Board assessments and schoolwork to earn these awards, which colleges use to identify academically competitive underrepresented students
Nine SCCPSS students representing three high schools have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. These National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications and connect students with universities across the country, helping them meaningfully connect to colleges and stand out during the admissions process. Colleges and scholarship programs identify students awarded National African American, Hispanic, Indigenous and/or Rural/Small Town Recognition through College Board's Student Search Service.
The students recognized and their high schools are as follows:
New Hampstead High School
Jonathan Nguyen – National Rural and Small Town Award
Windsor Forest High School
Katelynn Christopher – National African American Recognition Award
Woodville Tompkins Technical & Career High School (piotured below)
Denelia Nisbeth – National African American Recognition Award
Edward Scott – National African American Recognition Award
Jada Hillery - National African American Recognition Award
Jordan Williams - National African American Recognition Award
Samuel Huff – National Indigenous Award
Zoey Simmons - National African American Recognition Award
“We want to honor the hard work of these students through the College Board National Recognition Programs. This program creates a way for colleges and scholarship programs to connect directly with underrepresented students who they are hoping to reach," said Tarlin Ray, College Board senior vice president of BigFuture. “We hope the award winners and their families celebrate this prestigious honor and it helps them plan for their big future."
Students who may be eligible have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have excelled on the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10, or earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP Exams; and are African American or Black, Hispanic American or Latinx, Indigenous, and/or attend school in a rural area or small town.