Five Crandall High School students awarded Academic Honors from College Board National Recognition Program
Crandall High School has five pirates that received recognition from the College Board. According to College Board, to be eligible for one of these recognitions they must:
- Take the PSAT/NMSQT in October of their junior year.
- Achieve the minimum requested PSAT/NMSQT scores (qualifying level may vary by the state each year).
- Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher by the middle of their junior year.
- Identify as African American, Hispanic or Latino, Indigenous and/or attend school in a rural area or small town
This kind of recognition can get students great scholarships and other college opportunities. The College Board explains that this recognition is used to “award academic honors to underrepresented students,” but this is not an easy honor to receive. So, when Crandall got the email that five Pirates were recognized, the news quickly spread.
The five students included:
- Junior Creighton Joyner: National Rural and Small Town Award
- Senior Keylaan Lockridge: National African American Recognition Award & National Rural and Small Town Award
- Senior Thomas Scheirman: National Rural and Small Town Award
- Senior Uchenna Okoronkwo: National African American Recognition Award
- Senior CJ Zelkovich: National Rural and Small Town Award
Congratulations to these Pirates! Hard work pays off!