National African American Recognition Program Applicants

We are honored to announce that a number of our students were invited to apply for the College Board National African American Recognition Program, based on their PSAT10, PSAT/NMSQT, and/or AP test scores.

The College Board, which administers the PSAT and SAT among its activities, recognizes academic excellence through its National Recognition Programs. Students selected for this prestigious honor can cite it on their college and scholarship applications. In turn, colleges use the listing of this honor as a way of identifying students from underrepresented groups.  The College Board National Recognition Programs creates pathways to college for underrepresented students by awarding them academic honors and connecting them with universities across the country.

The students whom we congratulate for being invited the opportunity to apply include Bentu Bambara, Jason McClean, Iyabode Ojulari, Walid Thompson, and Joshua Yassin.

In order to be considered there are requirements that must be met. Juniors have three options: they can take the PSAT 10 in the spring of their Sophomore year and score in the top 10% by state, take the PSAT/NMSQT in the fall of their Junior year and score in the top 10% by state, or earn a score of three or higher on two or more AP exams by their Junior year (9th and 10th grade AP scores are considered).  Sophmores have two options: they can either take the PSAT/NMSQT in the fall of their Sophomore year and score in the top 10% by state or earn a score of three or higher on two or more AP exams by their sophomore year (9th grade AP scores are considered). Both Juniors and Sophomores are required to have a 3.5 GPA or higher. We are so proud of these students’ achievements and are happy to call them Lions for Life! 

Advancement Intern Erin Donovan ‘20