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National Recognition Programs

We’re celebrating five OC students of 72,000 students from across the country who earned academic honors from College Board’s National Recognition Programs! The National Recognition Programs honor the strong academic achievements of underrepresented students. These programs are a way for students to showcase their hard work in high school. The programs not only benefit students. They also benefit colleges looking to recruit diverse, talented students. Congratulations to the following:

Last Name First Name Eligible for National Recognition Program(s)
Cook Ava National First-Generation Recognition Program
Cook Ava National African American Recognition Program
Fritz-Vence Fabiana National Hispanic Recognition Program
Jang Dajin National First-Generation Recognition Program
Kennelly Gianna National First-Generation Recognition Program
Ramirez Maia National Hispanic Recognition Program

There’s so much that makes students like these unique. That’s an asset to colleges and programs. The National Recognition Programs help students like Ava, Fabiana, Dajin, Gianna and Maia find ways to celebrate that. Eligible students apply on BigFuture. They have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. They’re the top 10% of PSAT/NMSQT® or PSAT™ 10 assessment takers in each state for each program or have earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP® Exams. They either attend school in a rural area or small town, or identify as African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or Indigenous/Native. They’re invited to apply during their sophomore or junior year. 

Congratulations, Ava, Fabiana, Dajin, Gianna and Maia!