6 Rye Neck seniors recognized by the College Board for their hard work.
Six seniors at Rye Neck High School earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. Theseprograms celebrate students' hard work in high school and showcase their strong academic performance. The academic honors forrural area, Black, Indigenous, and/or Latino studentsare an opportunity for students to share their strong academic achievements with colleges and scholarship programs that are seeking to recruit diverse talent.
Awardees (as of August 17) at Rye Neck High School are listed below:
• Estefani Medina: NHRA • Gabriel Betancourt: NHRA • Juan Torres: NHRA • Kyle Ryan: NAARA • Nicholas Murphy: NHRA • Valeria Barajas: NHRA
Award Key: National African American Recognition Award (NAARA) National Hispanic Recognition Award (NHRA)
Thecriteria for eligible studentsinclude:
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 2 or more AP Exams in 9th and 10th grade.
Eligible students are invited to apply on BigFuture during their sophomore or junior year and are awarded at the start of the next school year in time toshare their achievements in high school as they plan for the future.At the same time, colleges and organizations using College Board’s Student Search Service™ can connect directly with awardees during the recruitment process.
“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 whoare 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.”