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Science Hill has four students honored by College Board

Science Hill has four students honored by College Board

Science Hill High School has four students who earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. The Science Hill students include Christian Marshall (son of Wesley Marshall), Erick Trejo (son of Ericka Lopez and Marcos Trejo), Gianna Becerra (daughter of Tasha Kirkpatrick and Adrian Becerra), and Melyssah Toledo (daughter of Mayne Becerra and Mario Toledo), who were recognized as National Hispanic Recognition Award, while Becerra also picked up the honor of National African American Recognition Award.

The College Board recognizes students from four different groups including rural area, Black, Indigenous, and/or Latino students. This program provides an opportunity for students to share their strong academic achievements with colleges and scholarship programs that are seeking to recruit diverse talent.

“We are thrilled to celebrate these students’ achievements and recognize them for the exceptional work they do each day,” Science Hill Principal Dr. Josh Carter said. “We’re proud of their strong academic performance in the classroom and on College Board assessments.”

The programs celebrate underrepresented students who excel academically on College Board assessments, including PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and Advanced Placement exams. Students can include this academic honor on their college applications, and many colleges intentionally recruit awardees through the College Board’s Student Search Service. 

 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 2 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.


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