Herkimer Central School District seniors Jayden Crandall and Victoria Stapf earned National Rural and Small Town Awards from the College Board National Recognition Programs.
The award program is designed to benefit both students and colleges. Awards can be applied for through BigFuture, and colleges and organizations can use College Board’s Student Search Service to connect with awardees during the college recruitment process.
“It’s becoming increasingly hard for students to be ‘seen’ during the college recruitment process. We’re exceptionally proud of the National Recognition Programs for celebrating students who are at times overlooked but have shown their outstanding academic abilities,” said Tarlin Ray, senior vice president of BigFuture at College Board. “This is a benefit not only for students but also for colleges and universities committed to recruiting diverse and talented students.”
The College Board National Recognition Programs celebrate students’ hard work in high school and showcase their strong academic performance. The academic honors for rural area, Black, Indigenous, and/or Latino students are an opportunity for students to share their strong academic achievements with colleges and scholarship programs that are seeking to recruit diverse talent.
The criteria for the awards that Crandall and Stapf won 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 two or more AP Exams in 9th and 10th grade.
- Attend school in a rural area or small town.
Pictured here, Herkimer Central School District seniors Jayden Crandall and Victoria Stapf recently received National Rural and Small Town Awards from the College Board National Recognition Programs.