Posted Date: 09/23/2021
14 Union High School students have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs.
National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars
National African American Recognition Program Scholars
National Indigenous Recognition Program Scholar
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.
“We’re thrilled that our students have earned this recognition. We are very proud of them for their achievements in their classrooms and on College Board assessments,” said Principal Tony Tempest.
“These programs help students from underrepresented backgrounds stand out to colleges during admissions.”
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.
Eligible students will be invited to apply during their sophomore or junior year and will be awarded at the beginning of the next school year. Students will receive their awards in time to include them on their college and scholarship applications.
“By awarding students who excel academically with honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs, our aim is to create pathways to college for underrepresented students,” said Steve Bumbaugh, College Board senior vice president of College & Career Access. “We hope this inspires many more students to work toward this recognition.
Caption for first photo: 14 Union High School students have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. Pictured are: left to right: Olamide Yinusa, Ximena Maya Trevizo, Isabelle Trevino, Destiny Reyes, Claire Baggett; and back row, Siannan Dunn, Raelenn Muldrow, Eduardo Barreda, Gonzalo Barreda, and Principal Tony Tempest. No pictured are Daniel Flores, Eduardo Perez, Fernando Gaona, Shane Houtmann-Harper, and Destiny Reyes.