Oakridge Students Awarded with Academic Honors

Oakridge Students Awarded with Academic Honors

Eight Upper School students at The Oakridge School have been named College Board National Recognition Program Scholars. The scholars include juniors Shavaughn Dunson, Rocco Guevara, Tyler Hall, Aaron Jones, and Joy Lewis. Along with seniors Daniel Bird, Micaiah Brantley, and Ryan Olatunji – were all students who were eligible for the recognition based on their grade point average and high PSAT and AP Exam scores.

“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 College Advising Director Kellen Lewis.

Micaiah, Shavaughn, TylerAaron, Joy, and Ryan received the National African American Recognition award from the College Board National Recognition Program. Furthermore, Daniel and Rocco earned the National Hispanic Recognition Award.

Eligible students had a GPA of 3.5 or higher and 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.

“We want to honor the hard work of these students through the College Board National Recognition Programs. This program creates a way for colleges and scholarship programs to connect directly with underrepresented students they are hoping to reach,” said Tarlin Ray, College Board senior vice president of BigFuture. “We hope the award winners and their families celebrate this prestigious honor, and it helps them plan for their big future.”

Students can include academic honors on college and scholarship applications, and colleges around the country also use the list of honorees to identify high-potential students from underrepresented communities. Visit here to learn more about the College Board National Recognition Programs.

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