Four Cedar Grove High School students are starting the new school year with academic honors.
The National African American Recognition Award from the College Board National Recognition Programs was awarded to four Cedar Grove High School students. Adriel Ammah, Ca’Tori Traylor, Precious Nketsia, and Waynijah Kuykendall were awarded this honor due to their strong academic performance. The academic honors, awarded to Black, Indigenous, and Latino students, gives students the opportunity to share their strong academic achievements with colleges and scholarship programs that are seeking to recruit diverse talent.
“We’re thrilled to celebrate our students and recognize them for the great work they’ve been doing. We’re proud of their strong academic performance in the classroom and on College Board assessments like the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and AP exams,” said Cedar Grove’s Principal Clifton Spears. “There’s so much that makes our students unique, and receiving this honor reinforces this as an asset for their future.”
The criteria for eligible students include:
GPA of 3.5 or higher.
PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 assessment scores that are within the top 10% of assessment takers in each state for each award program or earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP Exams in 9th and 10th grade.
Attend school in a rural area or small town, or identify as African American/Black, Hispanic American/Latino, or Indigenous/Native.
During their sophomore or junior year, eligible students are invited to apply to BigFuture, and if selected, are awarded at the beginning of the next school year. This distinct honor will not only be shared with family and friends, but colleges and organizations using the College Board’s Student Search Service can connect directly with awardees during recruitment.
As if this amazing opportunity couldn’t get any better, colleges and organizations using the College Board’s Student Search Service can connect directly with awardees during recruitment.
As they share their achievements and future with families and friends, colleges and organizations will too be informed using the College Board’s Student Search Service through this service, and may connect directly with awardees during recruitment.
“It’s becoming increasingly hard for students to be seen during the college recruitment process. We’re exceptionally proud of the National Recognition Programs for celebrating students who are at times overlooked but have shown their outstanding academic abilities,” said Tarlin Ray, senior vice president of BigFuture at College Board. “This is a benefit not only for students but also for colleges and universities committed to recruiting diverse and talented students.”