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GHS Students Awarded Academic Honors from College Board National Recognition Programs

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Congratulations to eight of our GHS students who are among 32,000 students from across the country to earn academic honors from the College Board’s 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 stand out during the admissions process. Colleges and scholarship programs use these honors to identify students from underrepresented groups through College Board’s Student Search Service.

Congratulations to the following GHS students who received one or more honors from the College Board:

Adrian Olvera - National Rural and Small Town Scholar and Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar

Ana Rodriguez- National Rural and Small Town Scholar, Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar, Indigenous Program Scholar

Desmond Pouncil - National Rural and Small Town Scholar and African American Recognition Program Scholar

Emanuel Vargas - National Rural and Small Town Scholar and Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar

Gabriel Martinez - National Rural and Small Town Scholar and Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar

Ignacio Blas - National Rural and Small Town Scholar

Jon Isaac - National Rural and Small Town Scholar and Indigenous Recognition Program Scholar

Merlin Giles - National Rural and Small Town Scholar and African American Recognition Program Scholar

These students earned this recognition by excelling on their PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or AP Exams and in their classrooms. 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 Latin, Indigenous, and/or attend school in a rural area or small town. Eligible students are invited to apply during their sophomore or junior year, and are awarded at the beginning of the next school year.