During their Oct. 17 regular meeting, members of the Spring ISD Board of Trustees recognized 47 Spring ISD high school students who have been named National Recognition Program Scholars for 2023 by the College Board.
“In a testament to the amazing diversity that our district represents, this year’s 47 College Board honorees from Spring ISD include National African American Recognition Program Scholars, National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars, and National Indigenous Recognition Program Scholars, all eligible for the award based on their strong GPA and their high PSAT and AP Exam scores,” Chief of Communications Shane Strubhart said during his introductory remarks at the meeting.
To qualify for the award, students must have a 3.5 GPA or higher and identify as Black, African American, Latino, Hispanic, Indigenous, Native, or attend high school in a rural area or small town. In addition, they must either have PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 scores that put them in the top 10% in the state, or earn a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP exams by their junior year.
In addition to honoring students’ outstanding accomplishments, Strubhart explained, the program also creates additional pathways to college.
“Students can include the award on college and scholarship applications, and colleges around the country use the list of College Board honorees in order to identify high-potential students from underrepresented groups and communities,” he told the trustees.
Approximately 30 of the district’s 2023 National Recognition Program Scholars attended the meeting, many with members of their family. Administrators and campus counselors joined in celebrating the students’ accomplishments.
For a complete list of students named College Board National Recognition Program Scholars for 2023, click here.